Stephen J. Matzura, Esq. is Co-Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Environmental, Workplace Safety and Utilities Group. He advises and advocates for industrial, commercial and municipal clients on a broad range of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues, including water quality, stormwater and stormwater fees, water use, wastewater and sewage, wetlands, hazardous waste, storage tanks, hazardous building materials, air quality and airborne contaminants. His work with clients has spanned various industry sectors, such as energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, food and beverage, metals, construction and land development, auto dealerships, education and healthcare.
Specifically, Steve helps clients with EHS compliance, permitting, auditing, self-disclosures and defending enforcement actions, including addressing issues with agencies and river basin commissions (e.g., EPA, DEP, OSHA, SRBC, DRBC). He advises clients on the environmental implications of business and real estate transactions, including liability protection and remediation. Steve also litigates matters before state and federal courts and administrative hearing boards, including the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). He also actively writes and speaks about environmental law and workplace safety, including as co-author for a chapter titled “Water Quality” in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s authoritative desk reference, Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice (10th edition) and as contributing author for the “Soil and Groundwater” chapter in the Environmental Law Institute’s multi-volume treatise, Law of Environmental Protection (next edition forthcoming 2022).
Steve was previously a member at a Harrisburg-based law firm. Before that, he was an associate at K&L Gates LLP in Harrisburg. He earned his J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2010, magna cum laude, receiving an Environmental Law Certificate from the Law and Government Institute and serving as Internal Managing Editor of the Widener Law Journal. While studying at Widener University, Steve received a number of awards including Outstanding Law and Government Student Award, Outstanding Service Award, Outstanding Student Article and the Pro Bono Internship and Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for Environmental and Energy Law. Steve earned his B.A. from Bucknell University in 2007, cum laude, majoring in both political science and geography and achieving The Bucknell Prize in Geography as well as the Patriot League Football Academic Honor Roll in 2004 and 2005.