Mackie Shea, PC Recognized by Chambers USA as a Top Environmental Law Firm in Massachusetts

The Boston boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea, PC and its three shareholders were recognized again as one of the top environmental law firms in Massachusetts in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA Guide

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.

The firm is known for its “respected practice, 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 commend the lawyers’ “excellence in strategic thinking, drafting of arguments and very successful litigation.”  Interviewees noted its deep-rooted expertise in Massachusetts environmental law.

Here are some client comments about the shareholders:

Thomas A. Mackie, an environmental litigator, has “excellent technical knowledge and excellent client communications…, and is one of the best solid waste lawyers in the state, bar none.”




John F. Shea has a “very strong understanding and appreciation of municipal law and effective client service” across a broad range of environmental matters, with an expertise in solid waste, water supply and permitting.



Peter F. Durning is an “outstanding litigator” praised for his “sharp legal mind” and “impressive knowledge and work ethic” in permitting disputes, enforcement defense and contaminated property.