The Boston boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea Durning, PC and its three shareholders were recognized again as one of the top environmental law firms in Massachusetts in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA Guide.
The firm is known for its “respected practice, noted for its litigation prowess and representation before state and federal agencies, its effective handling of licensing disputes, (and) broad experience in matters such as solid waste management, renewable energy plants, and residential and commercial developments.” Clients state the Mackie Shea Durning attorneys “are good at thinking out of the box and respond in a timely manner.” The firm has “a really in-depth knowledge of the environmental regulations and is familiar with the regulators.”
Thomas A. Mackie is considered “the leading solid waste attorney in Massachusetts.” Tom also has strong experience in recycling and renewable energy. According to one client, Tom “understands the nuances of state regulatory law and has a straightforward approach to all issues, even the most difficult ones.”
John F. Shea is recognized for this expertise in hazardous waste, water, wetlands and wildlife laws, and is known for doing a “phenomenal job of translating the rules and regulations” of environmental law.
Peter F. Durning has notable experience in handling a wide range of environmental matters, including permitting issues and enforcement defense. He is “very strategic on important decisions” and provides “excellent litigation representation” in issues concerning water and wetlands.
Chambers rankings are based on client interviews and opinions of colleagues and competitors assessing legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and business sense.