ABOUT Michael J. Quinn

Michael is a member of the firm's Administrative Law and Litigation Departments. He is also the managing director of the firm's Portsmouth office. He was selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, and was chosen by that publication as Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law for 2017.

Mike's practice focuses on cases in state and federal courts, as well as on administrative appeals. In addition, he represents businesses, municipalities, and individuals in a broad array of environmental matters including Wetlands and the Clean Water Act, Superfund, hazardous and solid waste permitting and compliance. He has extensive experience in litigation, cost recovery and insurance claims arising from former operation of manufactured gas plants.

Mike received his J.D. from the University of Maine (1988) and his B.A. from St. Lawrence University (1983).


•Best Lawyers in America 2020 (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental)
•Lawyer of the Year 2019 in Best Lawyers in America (Environmental Law)
•Lawyer of the Year 2017 in Best Lawyers in America (Environmental Law)
Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Environment)
•BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Articles & Presentations

•Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Environmental Due Diligence Issues
•Importance of Environmental Site Assessment Ever Expanding
•The BUILD Act: Revisions to Environmental Due Diligence and Brownfields Affect Who is Liable and How
•New EPA Enforcement Guidance Emphasizes Deference to States
•Mildly Contaminated Dirt Developing State Soil Reuse Regulation
•Changes to Assessment Standards: What You Need to Know
•Nitrogen Discharges to Great Bay: Deadline for Public Comment Imminent
•Supreme Court Reigns In EPA's Wetland's Power: Sackett v. EPA
•Discharges Impacting the Great Bay Estuary: The Legal Process
•Flood Damage Insurance Coverage: New Hampshire Law Provides Powerful Tool For Policyholders

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Areas of LAW

  • Insurance Claims

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