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Ms. Botha is a Partner at Brown & Winters and focuses her practice on  environmental insurance recovery, insurance archaeology, and coverage litigation.  She has extensive experience in state and federal environmental cost recovery  litigation and regulatory proceedings. She has represented public entities for  approximately 17 years. 


In her environmental insurance practice, she successfully procures historical  insurance through insurance archaeology for her clients. She obtains coverage  under those policies for legal or regulatory claims arising from legacy pollution or  other long-tail liabilities. Her experience is extensive in coverage litigation in  southern and northern California. She has been instrumental in settling many claims  with insurers. Her comprehensive expertise in these areas contributed to  successfully securing substantial insurance proceeds for environmental pollution of  one of the largest ports in the United States. 


Ms. Botha also practices in environmental cost recovery litigation and regulatory  proceedings pertaining to various contaminated boatyards, shipyards, and marinas  for ports and cities. Her experience includes other environmental components,  including contaminated landfills, soil and groundwater, and municipal storm drains. 


Ms. Botha is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Patent  and Trademark Office, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, United  States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Southern and Northern District Courts of  California. 

She is a 1999 graduate of California Western School of Law and obtained a B.Sc.  undergraduate and B.Sc. Honors postgraduate degree from the University of Port  Elizabeth, South Africa, in Biochemistry and Marine Biology. She is fluent in both  Afrikaans and English.



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Wentzelee Botha - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Environmental Law - California

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