The boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea O’Brien, PC, has been recognized again as one of the top environmental law groups in Massachusetts in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Chambers reported MSO is a “strong choice for matters pertaining to solid and hazardous waste” and is “well regarded in the dispute arena, including in appeals of permits and cleanup costs.” Chambers reported the firm is “a force in licensing and enforcement defense” and is “recognized for its strong relationships with federal and state regulators.” Chambers quoted sources saying the MSO team is “expert, efficient and cost effective” and “a tremendous value.”
Each of the firm’s shareholders, Thomas A. Mackie, John F. Shea, and Michelle N. O’Brien, was highlighted as a leader in the environmental bar. Chambers noted Michelle O’Brien represents clients in environmental litigation and enforcement proceedings and quoted a source saying she is “very thorough and very forward thinking.” Tom Mackie is lauded by the market for his expertise in matters relating to solid waste, and a practice that includes regulatory compliance and insurance coverage. John Shea is recognized for his considerable capabilities in matters related to wetland, water and hazardous waste law. Sources report that “there’s nothing he hasn’t seen or done.”
Selection for recognition by Chambers USA is an honor. Chambers conducts independent research that includes interviews with clients, written questionnaires, and interviews with peers. Chambers ranks law firms and attorneys based on specific qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, and client service, among others.
Mackie Shea O’Brien, PC concentrates in environmental, land use, and renewable energy law and related litigation. The firm’s office is located in the Back Bay of Boston.