John Gardella

John Gardella Environmental Law Attorney CMBG3 Law Firm
Professional Biography

John Gardella is a Shareholder at CMBG3 Law in Boston, a law firm specializing in the regulatory, litigation, and compliance aspects of numerous environmental and toxic torts issues. He is a member of the firm’s PFAS Team, which counsels clients on PFAS related issues ranging from state violations to remediation litigation. Mr. Gardella has over 15 years of experience litigating environmental and toxic torts matters, including asbestos, PFAS, benzene, lead paint, mold, talc, hazardous waste and pollution matters. He is a successful trial attorney with over 75 verdicts to his name.  Mr. Gardella’s practice includes representation of small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He is a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt School of Law and a 2000 graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he obtained degrees in Economics and Japanese Language.

Mr. Gardella has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar claims, taken hundreds of expert and fact witness depositions, and successfully argued Motions in the Superior, District, and Housing Courts in Massachusetts. For the last five years, Gardella served as National Coordinating Counsel for a distribution company that is routinely sued nationally in asbestos litigation. In that role, Mr. Gardella developed a national defense strategy for the company, served as trial counsel, and litigated cases throughout the country.

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The National Law Review recognizes John Gardella of CMBG3 Law as a 2021 Go-To Thought Leader for his reporting on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) substances and their effects on food and water safety as well as new local regulations impacting wastewater and soil standards.    Mr. Gardella consistently provides updates on regulatory enforcement actions from the EPA, as well as interpreting the consequences of legislation relating to climate change and toxic substances other than PFAS'.

CMBG3 Law LLC’s PFAS Litigation and Regulatory team  is recognized as a Go-To Thought Leader for their coverage and analysis of litigation and legislation related to Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  CMBG3 Law’s extensive toxic tort and substances experience provides companies practical guidance on compliance and preventive measures and addresses the most pertinent issues for NLR readers to focus on related to PFAS.  Additionally, the CMBG3 Law PFAS team developed an interactive map that in real time monitors U.S. PFAS drinking water standards and legislation.   PFAS actions are a major developing source of litigation at the local level including municipalities and water districts,  the state level and internationally with European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) legislation. CMBG3 Law LLC’s PFAS Litigation and Regulatory Group lead legal editors include: John P. Gardella, Suzanne Englot, Alexandra M. Fraher and Jessica L. Deyoe.


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