Michael J. Quinn

Michael J. Quinn: Attorney with McLane Middleton, Professional Association
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Biography

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).

Recognition

•Best Lawyers in America 2019 (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

•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
•Old Insurance Coverage Protects in Long Tail Environmental Liability Cases
•Most Residential Real Estate Transactions Now Affected By Federal Lead Paint

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Energy & Environment
  • Government Affairs & Regulation
  • Secondary and Higher Education
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
603.334.6925  Phone
603.436.5672  Fax
www.mclane.com
University Attended:
St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
University of Maine, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
First Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court, District of New Hampshire; 1988, New Hampshire
Memberships:

Involvement

•Environmental Business Council of New England, New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team
•New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Member
•New Hampshire Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, Secretary
•Former Chair, New Hampshire Bar Association Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Law
•Former Trustee of Heronfield Academy
•Former President, Seacoast Chapter of the American Red Cross
•Former President, Board of Directors of the Seacoast Family YMCA
•Former Chairman, New Hampshire Bar Association Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Michael has represented the insured in some of the most significant environmental coverage cases in New Hampshire including EnergyNorth Natural Gas, Inc. v Underwriters at Lloyds et al, 150 N.H. 828 (2003), which settled the question of trigger of coverage in long-tail liability claims. During the past two years he has been involved in the defense of complex toxic tort and property damage litigation associated with legacy hazardous waste sites. Mike also won a significant administrative appeal on behalf of a developer facing a large penalty action brought by the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. He has also represented utility clients in successful federal court litigation for contribution under the federal Superfund statute, and regularly is engaged in the support of site investigation and remediation efforts on behalf of clients.
ISLN:
904266229

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/17/09 in Land Use

    My knowledge of Michael Quinn is largely limited to his participation in a CLE panel which I, along with Ed Boutin , participated in several years ago. However, I found his presentation to be of the highest quality and consistent with the marks I gi... Read more

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    My knowledge of Michael Quinn is largely limited to his participation in a CLE panel which I, along with Ed Boutin , participated in several years ago. However, I found his presentation to be of the highest quality and consistent with the marks I give to him in this review. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/17/09 in Environmental Insurance Claims

    Michael is a pleasure to work with and his work product is always well thought out and well written

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