||David Askman joined Hunsucker Goodstein in 2011 as Senior Counsel. Mr. Askman is one of the country’s leading authorities on the litigation of natural resource damages claims, having practiced extensively in this area over the last 20 years. He has lectured nationally and internationally on natural resource injuries and related valuation and litigation issues for the American Bar Association (ABA), state bar associations, natural resource claim managers, and trial practitioners. Mr. Askman has presented at the Department of the Interior’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration Program, Department of Agriculture’s annual attorneys’ conference, Justice Department’s National Advocacy Center, and ABA’s Annual Conference on Environmental Law. He has addressed the Supreme Judicial Court and Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on valuing lost natural resources and has spoken at the symposium on International Coral Reef Ecotoxicology and Health.
Prior to joining Hunsucker Goodstein, Mr. Askman served with the United States Department of Justice as Trial Attorney and Senior Counsel for the Environmental Enforcement Section. In that capacity, he specialized in the complex litigation of environmental matters throughout the United States. In 2009, he received The John Marshall Award, one of the Justice Department’s highest honors. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Mr. Askman represented a number of federal agencies and departments including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense and Department of Transportation in civil enforcement actions under federal environmental laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Throughout his career, Mr. Askman has regularly worked with Indian tribes, states, and other natural resource trustees and enforcement agencies.