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Leah J. Knowlton


Leah J. Knowlton has more than 30 years of experience counseling clients on environmental regulatory matters and representing them in criminal and civil litigation involving chemical releases and other environmental violations. She has served as lead crisis response counsel to major manufacturing companies in workplace toxic exposure incidents and fatal industrial accidents. She advises clients on a wide range of EHS compliance subjects, including PSM/RMP safety matters and CFATS chemical manufacturing security matters. She regularly develops and implements environmental compliance systems and advises clients on OSHA safety standards. She has extensive experience assessing environmental risk and negotiating contracts and remediation plans in corporate and real estate transactions. She has successfully litigated complex federal Superfund litigation and defended clients in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions brought under the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste laws.

Leah became a founding partner of Continuum Legal Group after having spent her entire career in large, multinational law firms and a regional firm in both New York City and Atlanta. She seeks a more personal and direct involvement with her clients and their businesses, to deliver high quality legal work in a more fun and meaningful manner. Her happy place is hiking in the mountains, and enjoying the company of friends, family, grandchildren, and other wildlife.

Practice Highlights


Regulatory Counseling & Permitting

Emergency Response & Safety Counseling

Risk Assessment & Transactional Advice

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Court Admissions

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