Our Story

Ring Bender was founded in 2012 by Big Law partners with the idea of providing Big Law expertise in a boutique firm environment. With offices along the Pacific Coast and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we are a nationally recognized environmental and municipal law firm serving businesses and government entities across multiple legal disciplines. Our matters range from the largest federal Superfund sites in the country to representing cities against state and federal intrusion into land use and zoning matters, and much in between.

Our Services

As counselors and advisors, we offer a full-suite of services including regulatory compliance, land-use transactions, and business advice. We strive to find creative solutions for our clients through our understanding of their operations and objectives, subject matter expertise, and collaboration.

Ring Bender is also a full-service litigation firm representing clients in complex and high-stakes matters throughout the United States. Although attuned to exploring opportunities to resolve disputes amicably, we are skilled and vigorous litigators with extensive trial experience and proven track record of success in federal and state courts. Our expertise includes trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, enforcement actions, and appellate proceedings.

Staying Ahead

We pride ourselves on our subject matter expertise and capabilities across many disciplines. As the environmental and political landscapes are ever-shifting, Ring Bender is ever on the forefront of new developments in the environmental and public law arena – and often the intersection between the two. Today, these developments include emerging contaminants such as Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (“PFAS”), evolving standards in federal and state Superfund programs, climate change policies, carbon emission regulations and reporting requirements, and many others.

Firm Culture

While we are proud of our excellence in serving clients, our core principles run much deeper. At Ring Bender, our focus on teamwork, mentoring, and friendship among our attorneys and staff comes through in the services we provide and results we achieve. We also pride ourselves on actively engaging with our communities through volunteering, pro bono matters and support for legal aid programs.