Many environmental cases involve a detailed understanding of environmental law, administrative law, civil procedure, and tort law. Therefore, when interviewing an attorney, you may want to inquire whether or not the person has received training in these areas of law. Most attorneys will have received a general education in civil procedure and tort law from law school. Environmental and administrative law training is more specialized.
In some cases, an attorney may decide not to take your case. The law puts a lot of hurdles in the way that make it hard to file some cases and hard to win some cases, even though the hurdles have little to do with the important parts of the case. Unfortunately, the law does not provide a remedy to every harm.