Brian E. Moskal

Fax 310-201-2368


Brian Moskal represents clients in environmental litigation and counseling matters with a focus on contaminated sites and water and wastewater issues. He also has experience with insurance recovery in the environmental context.

Brian provides litigation and counseling support to industrial companies, property owners, and municipalities regarding matters arising under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and California law.

Brian has worked on investigation and enforcement matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Regional Water Quality Control Boards.  He is also experienced in state and federal litigation at all stages, including case assessment, filing of the complaint, discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.

Brian was a member of a team that won a full defense judgment for a municipal water and wastewater agency in a water rights contract lawsuit by the federal government in which the government alleged more than $300 million in damages.  Brian worked on all stages of the matter from discovery through trial and appeal.

Recently, Brian represented an agricultural chemical manufacturer and distributor in a multiparty coordinated proceeding in California state court involving groundwater contamination claims by more than a dozen municipal water agency plaintiffs. 

Professional Affiliations


  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law, 2021–2024
  • L.A. Times B2B Publishing, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Visionary List, 2023
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Environmental Litigation, 2024
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012–2020

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law  (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Texas at Austin  (BBA, high honors, 2002)
    • Business Honors and Management Information Systems