Dean A. Calland

Area of Emphasis

Dean Calland is a founding shareholder of the firm and a member of the Environmental Group. Mr. Calland’s practice focuses on hazardous and toxic substance regulation and enforcement under RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA and related federal and state legislation in the chemical, plastics, petroleum and metal industries.

Mr. Calland is a nationally-recognized authority on RCRA regulatory and corrective action issues and all forms of site remediation, including brownfields. He has extensive experience in negotiating environmental issues in complex domestic and foreign transactions, particularly in the chemical industry, and appellate experience arguing cost recovery issues before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Calland serves as national environmental counsel for a variety of large national and multinational chemical and plastics corporations and has assisted clients in establishing environmental counsel networks worldwide. He has been widely published and is a frequent lecturer on environmental law issues.


Mr. Calland obtained his B.A. from Yale University in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1979. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Calland is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He is a recent past Vice-Chair of the Committee on Environmental Transactions and Brownfields for the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy and Resources Section. Mr. Calland is also a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation and a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.

The Best Lawyers in America®  named Mr. Calland a “2010 Environmental Lawyer of the Year” in Pennsylvania and has selected him for inclusion in their Environmental Section since 1993. He has ranked in the highest rated category for Pennsylvania environmental lawyers in Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2003. Mr. Calland has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s top lawyers and one of Pittsburgh’s top 50 lawyers, according to an annual survey published in Philadelphia magazine. He was also ranked a “Top Rated Lawyer” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines. In addition, Mr. Calland has been selected as a member of The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers. He is rated “AV Preeminent” (scoring 5 out of 5 – the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards) by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System.

Mr. Calland serves on the Board of Directors of RiverQuest, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating children and teachers regarding the ecologic value of Pittsburgh’s three rivers. He is the President of the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping at-risk inner city youth graduate from high school and go on to higher educational opportunities. Mr. Calland and his wife, Mary, are the recipients of the 2009 NCEA Elizabeth Ann Seton National Award for outstanding service to Catholic education. He also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Annual Event.


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