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Chester R. Babst III (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Chester R. Babst III (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Chester R. Babst III

AV Preeminent

Licensed for 46 years

Serving Pittsburgh, PA (view address)

Chester R. Babst III

Serving Pittsburgh, PA (view address)

About Chester R. Babst III

Area of EmphasisChip Babst is Chairman of the Firm and serves on the Management Committee. He is a member of the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups. Mr. Babst has more than 40 years of experience in providing counsel on environmental matters to both private and public clients. Mr. Babst is a nationally-recognized authority on Clean Air Act issues and has handled complex permitting and compliance issues at federal, state and local levels throughout the United States. His experience in dealing with federal and state agency penalty policies and enforcement processes has enabled him to assist clients in negotiating acceptable settlements in environmental enforcement cases involving significant… Read more
Area of Emphasis

Chip Babst is Chairman of the Firm and serves on the Management Committee. He is a member of the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups. Mr. Babst has more than 40 years of experience in providing counsel on environmental matters to both private and public clients.

Mr. Babst is a nationally-recognized authority on Clean Air Act issues and has handled complex permitting and compliance issues at federal, state and local levels throughout the United States. His experience in dealing with federal and state agency penalty policies and enforcement processes has enabled him to assist clients in negotiating acceptable settlements in environmental enforcement cases involving significant demands for civil penalties and injunctive relief. He also has represented clients in administrative and judicial hearings at the state and federal levels and has presented environmental issues before the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Background

Mr. Babst received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, where he was Topics and Research Editor of the Law Review.

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Areas of Law

  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources

Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Environmental Law

    Client Review  |  March 31, 2009

    Chip has consistently provided excellent service. He is responsive, pleasant and highly intelligent. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field and is highly regarded and respected in the legal profession. Chip has consistently achieved... Read more

    Chip has consistently provided excellent service. He is responsive, pleasant and highly intelligent. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field and is highly regarded and respected in the legal profession. Chip has consistently achieved excellent results for us. He presents well with clients, has excellent communication skills, is highly ethical and is our first choice to handle environmental issues, especially those involving air issues. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions


Credentials

Position

Shareholder

Admission Details

Admitted in 1973, Pennsylvania
2000, West Virginia

Law School Attended
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

J.D.
'73

University Attended

Bucknell University
B.A.
History, '69

Birth Information

Born in 1947
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1947

Associations & Memberships

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Babst was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1973 and to the West Virginia Bar in 2000. He is a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, and was named the Best Lawyers 2012 Pittsburgh Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Babst has been listed in the highest rated category for environmental lawyers in Chambers USA's America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania's top lawyers according to an annual survey published in Philadelphia magazine.

Active in community service, Mr. Babst is the vice chairman of the Allegheny County Health Department Air Advisory Committee and the vice chairman of the Allegheny County Air Quality Task Force. He also serves on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Promise, the board of trustees of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the board of directors of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, and as a fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation. His work with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law following his graduation includes working to develop and implement an Environmental Certificate Program, working with the Black Law Student Association to develop and implement a mentoring program with members of the Allegheny County Bar, and serving on the Energy Law Advisory Board.



Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Chester R. Babst, III was admitted in 1973 to the State of Pennsylvania.
Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Chester R. Babst, III is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Chester R. Babst, III has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Babst Calland was established in 1986.
Is this attorney listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers?
Chester R. Babst, III is listed in the Admiralty/Maritime Law, Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Creditors Rights, Eminent Domain, Employment Benefits Law, Environmental Law, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Municipal and Zoning Law, Product Liability Law, Professional Liability, Real Estate Law, Telecommunications Law and Toxic Torts section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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