Gregory H. Smith

Gregory H. Smith: Attorney with McLane Middleton, Professional Association


Greg is chairman of the firm's Administrative Law Department and Environmental Practice Group. He has over 40 years’ experience in environmental and regulatory law and litigation involving the State, federal and local governments. He was the New Hampshire Attorney General following service as a homicide prosecutor in that office. He has led the firm's environmental, regulatory and government relations practice since leaving the position of Attorney General.

His practice involves representation of our clients in permitting, enforcement and litigation matters arising under all the major federal and state environmental laws. For example, he has handled energy facility siting including a 720 megawatt natural gas fired electric generating station. He has extensive experience with Superfund, RCRA, TSCA, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. He has handled regulatory compliance and permitting appeals and resolved enforcement cases involving the development of natural resources including municipal. industrial and bottled water supplies, solid waste facilities, storm water management at mining operations, wetlands and shoreland protection. He has also handled a wide variety of other types of regulatory cases including insurance, transportation, the Liquor Commission, the Sweepstakes Commission, governmental competitive bidding and numerous legislative lobbying projects.

Greg received his J.D. from the University of Maine (1973) and his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire (1969).


•American College of Environmental Lawyers, fellow, Elected in 2008
Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Environment)
•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America (Administrative Law, Environmental Law) (1995 to present)
New England Super Lawyers
•Environmental Lawyer of the Year, Concord, New Hampshire (2012)
•Marquis Who's Who


•The New England Council, Member, Board of Directors
•NH Supreme Court Society, Trustee
•Supreme Court Society Oral History Project, Chair
•Mountain Green Homeowners Association, Member, Board of Directors
•Patrician Shores Association, Member, Community Dock Committee

Articles & Presentations

Written By Gregory

•As It Turns Out, New Sources of Energy Are Blowing in the Wind
•EPA Brings Self-Disclosure Process into the 21st Century, Adding More Transparency
•EPA Updates Implementation of Self-Disclosure Policies
•EPA Brings Self-Disclosure Process into 21st Century, Adding More Transparency
•Mildly Contaminated Dirt Developing State Soil Reuse Regulation
•Dirty Dirt, Developing State Soil Reuse Regulation
•What Direction Is The Wind Blowing?
•New Hampshire's Great Bay, Nitrogen, and the Limits of Technology
•Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Lake Front Property Enhancements - 07/2010
•The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

(Resident, Concord Office)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Energy & Environment
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Government Affairs & Regulation
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Facility Siting
  • Business Litigation
  • Shoreland and Land Use Development Law
  • Government Relations
  • Legislative Counsel

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
603 226 0400  Phone
603.230.4448  Fax
University Attended:
University of New Hampshire, B.A., Chemistry, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Maine, J.D., 1973
Year of First admission:


•The New England Council, Member, Board of Directors
•NH Supreme Court Society, Trustee
•Supreme Court Society Oral History Project, Chair
•Mountain Green Homeowners Association, Member, Board of Directors
•Patrician Shores Association, Member, Community Dock Committee


•Admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts
•Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States
•New Hampshire Bar Association
•Massachusetts Bar Association
•New Hampshire Association for Justice
•Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
•Legal Counsel of New Hampshire Senate (1992 - 1993)
•Representative to Terralex, a worldwide network of lawyers

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