Dana Stotsky focuses on environmental compliance and regulatory matters. Dana assists clients in understanding environmental regulatory obligations, identifying the best way to maintain or re-establish compliance with those obligations, and defending them in enforcement actions. His practice includes all areas of administrative law, including permitting, licensing, compliance assurance, responding to regulatory inquiries and inspections, responding to notices of violation, and participating in rulemaking proceedings.
Dana has 30 years of experience with federal air, water, waste, and pesticide programs. He provides compliance training across these areas, including what to expect during inspections and regulatory evaluations. Dana’s extensive experience allows him to quickly and efficiently negotiate positive outcomes for his clients.
From 1987 to 2014, Dana was a Senior Enforcement Attorney for Toxics with the U.S. EPA regional office in Denver where he was the lead prosecuting attorney for TSCA (toxics), FIFRA (pesticide) and EPCRA (reporting) matters and also served as a litigation consultant to EPA offices nationwide. He has taught trial practice, negotiations and inspector training for EPA’s national training center over 30 times.
Dana served a detail from 2011-2012 with a major Indian Tribe, during which time he lived on the Reservation and provided legal counsel and litigation advice on legacy uranium mine and milling-related damages in Indian Country. Before his work at EPA, Dana was the law clerk to the water judge in Greeley and worked for the Colorado General Assembly for two sessions, where he focused on municipal tax matters. Dana has taught courses as an adjunct professor in law on civil procedure, evidence, administrative and environmental law and policy.
University of Oregon School of Law
Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Awards
Superior Performance Award (Navajo Nation EPA Honor), 2012
Gold Medal for Exceptional Service (Highest National EPA Honor), 2012
Bronze Medal for Commendable Service (National EPA Honor), 2000
Gold Medal for Exceptional Service (Highest National EPA Honor), 1995
Attorney– Advisor, Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, HA., 1994-1996.
Selected from a national competition of EPA attorneys to assist the State of Hawai’i with hazardous waste enforcement actions.
Toxic Avenger Award (EPA Award for Litigation Excellence), 1993
Bronze Medal for Commendable Service (Highest Regional EPA Honor), 1992
Toxic Avenger Award (EPA Award for Litigation Excellence), 1991
Bronze Medal for Commendable Service (Highest Regional EPA Honor), 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Environmental Law Institute
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (EENR) Community
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Colorado General Assembly
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 8, Denver