The Boston boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea Durning, PC will be recognized for the 16th year as one of the top environmental firms in Massachusetts in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers is the gold standard for legal rankings. In addition to being ranked by Chambers for environmental law, the firm is noted for its litigation prowess and representations before state and federal regulatory agencies, as well as for its effective handling of licensing disputes. Chambers recognized Mackie Shea Durning PC for its experience in solid waste management, renewable energy plants, and residential and commercial developments. In one highlight, the firm assisted in obtaining a final Certificate under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) for Thorndike Development’s Copperworks Condominiums on the Paul Revere Copper Foundry brownfields site in Canton, MA.
In addition to the firm as a whole, all three shareholders were individually ranked among the leading practitioners of environmental law in the state.
John F. Shea has a Band 2 ranking and specializes in issues relating to wetlands, water and hazardous waste laws. “He is a very well-known and very strong attorney.”
Thomas A. Mackie has a Band 2 ranking and is particularly well-thought of for his expertise in solid waste law. “Thomas is always measured in his response and direction, a great practitioner, very practical and gets great results.”
Peter F. Durning has a Band 3 ranking and represents clients in environmental disputes concerning wetlands and water supply permitting. “He is terrific. A solid and strong attorney.”
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.