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Thomas M. Hnasko, Thomas M.

Thomas M. Hnasko


Hinkle Shanor LLP
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 982-4554

Practice Areas

  • Coal
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental & Energy
  • Government Relations
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Oil & Gas
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Utilities
  • Waste Management

Professional Experience

Mr. Hnasko represents a variety of clients in all aspects of environmental law, including public interest groups, financial institutions, oil and gas producers, private citizens, claimants and defendants in complex toxic tort cases, petroleum product distributors, insurance companies that issue pollution liability and comprehensive general liability policies, and insureds with claims against their insurance carriers for environmental response costs and damages.

His environmental experience includes prosecuting and defending complex toxic tort cases, issues under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System issues under the Clean Water Act, and a variety of cases under the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Act, the New Mexico Groundwater Protection Act, and the New Mexico Air Quality Act.

Mr. Hnasko has authored numerous articles on environmental liabilities, environmental compliance issues and environmental due diligence investigations, and he has lectured on a variety of environmental and subjects to the State bars of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico and to other continuing legal education groups.

Mr. Hnasko is an A-V rated attorney who is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in environmental law. He presently serves as Chair of the New Mexico Environmental Specialization Committee.

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Experience

Mr. Hnasko leads the firm’s environmental practice group and represents a variety of clients in environmental matters, including public interest groups, financial institutions, oil and gas producers, private citizens, claimants and defendants in complex toxic tort cases, petroleum product distributors,  insurance companies that issue pollution liability and comprehensive general liability policies, and insureds with claims against their insurance carriers for environmental response costs and damages.  His environmental experience includes prosecuting and defending complex toxic tort cases, issues under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System issues under the Clean Water Act, and a variety of cases under the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Act, the New Mexico Groundwater Protection Act, and the New Mexico Air Quality Act.  Mr. Hnasko has extensive experience in Brownfield redevelopment activities and in facilitating the sales, acquisitions and financing of environmentally impaired properties.  He has authored numerous articles on environmental liabilities, environmental compliance issues and environmental due diligence investigations, and he has lectured on a variety of environmental and subjects to the State bars of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico and to other continuing legal education groups.  Mr. Hnasko is an A-V rated attorney who is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in environmental law. He presently serves as Chair of the New Mexico Environmental Specialization Committee.

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