Paola Toro is an Associate in the Environmental Law Group. Paola represents clients nationwide on all aspects of environmental law, in state and federal courts, particularly in the areas of CERCLA/Superfund and cost recovery litigation. Paola’s practice includes defending companies in government initiated litigation, as well as complex private party recovery actions. She also prosecutes cost recovery claims against other responsible parties. In addition, Paola has experience representing clients in matters involving the Spill Act, RCRA, CWA, ISRA, and ESA. 

On the transactional side, Paola has experience negotiating and drafting environmental provisions on a wide array of real property transactions. She also routinely counsels clients on regulatory matters, including site remediation, regulatory and compliance counseling, and enforcement defense.

Prior to joining Bressler, Paola’s experience included working in an environmental non-profit organization, working at the United Nations, and representing municipal clients. Her breadth of experience representing different types of clients offers her a unique perspective, which she utilizes to obtain the best possible results for her clients.

Paola attended the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she served as a Board Member for the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. Along with her JD, Paola earned a Certificate in Environmental Law, and conducted research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment. She is active in the legal community, serving as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section), the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals, and the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court. Paola is also a member of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association.



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News & Insights

Speaking Engagements & Events

Articles & Publications

  • Prevailing Wage and Dirty Dirt: Who’s Cleaning Up?    
    Publication, New Jersey Defense Association Magazine, spring 2022

Associations & Organizations

Professional Affiliations

Member, Board of Trustees, Sustainable Jersey

Chair, Social Committe, Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court

New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

New Jersey Society of Environmental Women Professionals

New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association

Past Vice Chair, Marine Resources Committee, American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Selected to the list of Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2023, 2024

New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

  • Selected as a NJBIZ Leaders in Law Rising Star Honoree, 2024

This award is conferred by NJBIZ, a publication of Bridge Tower Media. A description of the selection methodology is available here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, J.D., 2017

Hofstra University, B.A., 2014

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