Our Team

Cliff Chanler has focused on reforming various whistleblower statutes including California’s right-to-know toxic initiative, Proposition 65, since he founded his public interest law firm in 1991 to represent plaintiffs who sought to enforce California’s newly-enacted Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.
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Bernice Dea joined The Chanler Group in 1995 and is the director of investigation.  She directs, manages, and oversees all investigation staff and investigation tasks related to alleged Proposition 65 violations on behalf of the firm’s clients.

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Josh Voorhees is the managing attorney at The Chanler Group, specializing in the areas of environmental law and civil litigation.  He has been a part of the firm since 2005 and is instrumental in the firm’s successful representation of citizens who seek to promote the public interest by enforcing the regulation of toxic chemicals in our environment.

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Our Staff

At The Chanler Group, our legal team is dedicated to furthering our clients’ goals and objectives through exceptional legal advice and advocacy.  Our attorneys and paraprofessionals are passionate about the important work our clients undertake on behalf of the public and are committed to obtaining the most favorable results possible. 

The Chanler Group maintains one of the largest investigative staffs of private law firms in the United States consisting of auditors, privately licensed investigators, and others extensively trained in testing consumer products for hidden toxicants.  The Chanler Group currently maintains a staff of more than fifteen professionals and para-professionals whose function is primarily investigatory in nature in its offices on the east and west coasts.  

Senior Investigators have over three years of experience within the firm performing Proposition 65 investigations and possess a mastery of their specialized area of work. Senior investigators have an intermediate understanding of all phases of the investigation process and assist with training junior level investigators.  All senior investigators are encouraged to apply for a private investigator license.

Junior Investigators have successfully completed training for their area of specialty and demonstrated the ability to complete each step in those processes.  Typically, a junior investigator will have six months to three years of experience within the firm performing Proposition 65 investigations.

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