The ELG is led by Scott Summy, one of the most successful environmental lawyers in the country. Summy often says, “water is the essence of life and we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to represent and assist clients who are impacted by contaminated water.” Under Summy’s leadership, the ELG has achieved unprecedented results. They have recovered well in excess of a billion dollars for their clients.
Summy and the ELG led the fight against the entire oil industry who contaminated much of the nation’s drinking water with MTBE. They successfully took on giant Syngenta to address nationwide water contamination of atrazine. They also successfully represented thousands of clients in the BP oil spill. The ELG has represented hundreds of public entities and individuals whose drinking water was contaminated. As a result of their work, approximately 42 million Americans drink from water systems who have received compensation through the ELG’s representation. No other firm in the country has achieved these results.