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Kaitlyn R. Maxwell focuses her practice on environmental litigation. She advises clients on regulatory compliance issues and represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts. Her work includes litigation of major contamination cases under the hazardous waste and Superfund laws. Kaitlyn also advises clients in transactions involving the sale of contaminated real property.


  • Air, water and waste regulation
  • Superfund and contamination
  • Contaminated real property cost recovery
  • Commercial and regulatory litigation
  • Environmental remediation projects

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.



  • Representation of defendant and counterclaim plaintiff in Superfund allocation case for the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Superfund Site.
  • Representation of pesticide manufacturer in litigation over selection of RCRA corrective action for arsenic in soils.
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Linda K. Caracappa, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Associate, Project Performance Corporation (PPC), Environmental Planning & Project Management Consulting

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
    • Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action- Defense- Toxic Tort, "Other Key Lawyer," 2022 and 2023
    • "Industry Focus - Environment: Litigation," 2020-2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
    • "Ones to Watch," Environmental Law, 2021-2024
    • "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Environmental, 2021-2022, 2024
  • Selected, City & State Pennsylvania
    • "Forty Under 40," 2022
    • "Impact 50," 2022
  • Shortlisted, Euromoney, Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Best in Environment," 2023
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Environmental Practice Group of the Year, 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2017-2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2022
  • Listed, The Legal Intelligencer, "Lawyers on the Fast Track," 2021
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Vice Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section
  • Board Member, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, 2022-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2012
    • Article Editor, Public Interest Law Journal
    • Vice President, Environmental & Energy Law Society
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Dickinson College, 2007
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Linda K. Caracappa, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit