May 23, 2016

Town of Litchfield, NH Selects Preti Flaherty as Legal Counsel

The Litchfield, New Hampshire Board of Selectmen have announced that the town has retained Preti Flaherty as legal counsel. In this role, the firm will provide the town with legal advice and counsel on the recent discovery of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the groundwater that has contaminated the drinking water wells of Litchfield’s residents. In a press release, the Board stated, "The Board of Selectmen by retaining Preti Flaherty, are seeking to protect the interests of the town of Litchfield and its citizens as this incident develops. It is important that the town, as the main site of the discovered contamination, has a voice in any settlement proposed by the State of New Hampshire and any individuals or corporations responsible for the pollution."

Preti Flaherty is a recognized leader in the area of environmental law with over 35 years of experience representing municipalities on environmental issues such as the town of Lake Elmo, Minnesota for perfluro groundwater contamination from a local manufacturing plant; the city of Saco, Maine for its municipal landfill; the town of New Castle, New Hampshire regarding the disposal of town materials at a federal superfund site; and homeowners with contaminated drinking water wells that abutted an improperly closed landfill site in Rhode Island.