Jose Almanzar is an associate in the firm's Environmental Litigation Department. His practice focuses on toxic tort litigation, mass-tort litigation, oil & gas litigation and related environmental cases. Mr. Almanzar is responsible for case development and investigation and manages all aspects of pre-trial litigation including pleadings, discovery, motion practice and pre-trial preparation.
Mr. Almanzar earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School, graduating with honors. As a law student, he served as a litigation intern for the Environmental Protection Bureau at the Office of New York Attorney General, and interned for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region II) and the N.Y.C. Department of Environmental Protection.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Almanzar worked as an environmental scientist for a national environmental consulting company, where he conducted site surveys and prepared laboratory samples for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Asbestos Assessment Reports and Lead-Based Paint Reports. Mr. Almanzar's environmental pedigree makes him a valuable asset to the firm's Environmental Litigation Department.
Mr. Almanzar is a strong advocate of environmental justice issues and believes that litigation can play a central role in setting environmental policy. He is dedicated to representing individuals and families that have been harmed by environmental contamination due to industry negligence.
Mr. Almanzar has been a judge for the Western Suffolk BOCES Mock Trial Competition for several years.