Attorney Profile

Practice Areas
Environmental Law
Areas of Emphasis
Cost Recovery Litigation
ISRA Compliance
Consultant Malpractice
Bar Admissions
New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1977
Oberlin College, A.B., 1973
Professional Activities
Board Member, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Past Chair, INFORM, Environmental Research Group
Former Member, Advisory Board, Practising Law Institute
Member and former Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Former Counsel to and Board Member, The Community Theatre of Morristown

Dennis J. Krumholz


Dennis J. Krumholz has been named one of the best environmental lawyers in America for the last 15 years in The Best Lawyers in America®. In 2012 and 2014, he was named the Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" for the Newark region by Best Lawyers®, an honor given annually to a single attorney in a particular practice area in each region. Chair of Riker Danzig's environmental group, Dennis launched the practice shortly after joining the firm in 1981. In the years since, he has been instrumental in building what has become one of New Jersey's leading environmental law practices. Since 2005, he has been ranked in the first tier of New Jersey's environmental lawyers by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers Client's Guide which recognizes him as “one of the preeminent members of the New Jersey Bar” and notes that he  "induces nothing but high praise from a striking assortment of market sources." Chambers has called him a "founding father" of New Jersey Environmental Law with "terrific business and legal judgment" and "one of the most well-rounded environmental attorneys in New Jersey," quoting sources who say, "he does everything, and handles all of it equally well." The Guide also praises him for being a "first-chair litigator of the highest caliber, and a dean of the Environmental bar," "assuaging the nerves of clients across both litigious and noncontentious issues." Dennis was also named in Who's Who Legal: USA for Environmental Law, compiled by the International Bar Association. Thomson Reuters has included him on the New Jersey's "Super Lawyers" list for environmental litigation and among the top 100 New Jersey lawyers.  Most recently, Dennis has been elected a Fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers.

Environmental law at Riker involves three areas of practice - litigation, transactions and regulatory compliance - and Dennis is adept at serving clients in all three. "I enjoy trying cases and arguing appeals, as well as drafting and negotiating complex transactional documents and counseling clients on difficult regulatory issues," he says.

He is a prolific author and a frequent speaker on environmental law topics, demonstrating his technical acumen for this complex work. "Writing forces you to develop a deeper understanding of specific issues from a broader, jurisprudential perspective," he says.

Dennis began his career in environmental law as a deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey in the areas of environmental protection and community affairs.

Dennis' quarter-century career has earned him recognition as one of New Jersey's top environmental lawyers. He places a premium on client service, continuing to be personally attentive to each of his clients. "I strive to be a complete environmental lawyer," he says.

Krumholz, Dennis J

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