Mr. Batson has 40 years of professional experience assisting private and government parties resolve complex hazardous waste and environmental disputes. This includes over 30 years as an ADR neutral and consulting expert with service in 500+ environmental, natural resource, public policy, organization, and business disputes. He has served as an allocation specialist, convening neutral, and mediator at more than 100 hazardous waste sites, including contaminated riverine/estuarine sediment and groundwater sites, landfills, abandoned mines, and commercial/manufacturing facilities.
As a nationally recognized expert in ADR and allocation practice, Mr. Batson is often called upon to provide testimony and consultation services in support of litigation in federal and state courts, including several of national significance. His services have involved consulting on negotiation strategy, preparation of expert reports, and depositional and trial testimony.
Mr. Batson also has extensive experience facilitating formation and effectiveness of PRP Groups, including mediation of organizational agreements, consultation on negotiation with regulatory agencies, and conduct of PRP searches. In his former position as Senior Counsel with the EPA Office of Enforcement, he dealt with both legal and technical issues arising in the settlement of numerous hazardous waste sites. He also obtained substantial experience in enforcement procedures and policy regarding regulation of pollution of water, air, toxic substances, and solid and hazardous wastes pursuant to RCRA, CWA, SDWA, CAA, EPCRA, FIFRA, and TSCA.
- Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
- JD, Law, Cumberland School of Law, 1979
- BA, History, East Carolina University, 1975
- Licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Maryland
- Advanced Certifications in ADR and Public Participation
Memberships & Affiliations
Vice Chair, Superfund & NRD Litigation Committee, Section on Environment, Energy & Resources, American Bar Association
ADR Committee, Section on Environment, Energy & Resources, American Bar Association
Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association
ADR Committee, Maryland State Bar Association
Environmental & Public Policy Section, Association for Conflict Resolution