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Norris McLaughlin Environmental Law Practice Group Highlighted Again in Chambers USA 2021

Posted on May 26th, 2021

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and four of its lawyers to its list of leading law firms and lawyers in New Jersey for 2021.

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Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Martha N. Donovan, and Edward A. Hogan, Members of the firm, have been highlighted in the “Environment” section once again. In addition, Norris McLaughlin was ranked for the first time in the Chambers USA “Energy & Natural Resources” practice area, along with Member and Chair of the firm’s Solar Energy Industry Group, James H. Laskey.

These recognitions highlight the firm’s investment in and development of practice areas, as well as its commitment to preeminence in the legal industry. Chambers USA ranks firms and attorneys considered leaders in their respective fields. Chambers and Partners have published their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990. In addition, they host major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by Chambers’ team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The guiding principle behind Chambers USA is to meet the needs and expectations of the client. For more information and methodology, please click here.

About the Norris McLaughlin Environmental Law Practice Group

Casaletto, who was ranked as “Up and Coming” in the Environment section for helping drive the firm’s growth the past two years, has now been recognized in Band 3 for “navigating remedial investigations and environmental regulations for companies in the solid waste industry.” The sources Chambers spoke with called him “persistent, creative, detail-oriented and thoughtful.”

Donovan, who was also named The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area for 2020, was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section. She has been highlighted for her “wealth of experience handling issues relating to Superfund sites and environmental litigation.” According to Chambers, market commentators have said Donovan “‘is a skilled litigator who understands the fabric of the law” and “[a] zealous advocate for her clients.” A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Hogan, a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, was also ranked in Band 1 for being “highly regarded for his work in site cleanup and cost recovery proceedings.” Chambers says clients describe him as “the preeminent environmental attorney in New Jersey. He knows everybody in state government, and he works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of his clients.” In addition, “[h]e can cut through issues succinctly to help us determine the risk/reward on an environmentally challenged site.” Listed in four categories in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Environmental Law, Energy Law, Litigation–Environmental, and Natural Resources Law, Hogan has been included in the Best Lawyers® Environmental Law section since 1993. A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Laskey was recognized in Band 2 as a “highly experienced corporate attorney … [who] chairs the firm’s solar energy practice” and “is called upon for his advice on transactional matters as well as regulatory issues affecting clients in the utilities and energy space.” Chambers quoted a client who stated, “He is nimble and able to navigate a broad spectrum of legal issues and bring in appropriate experts at the firm. He provides great client service.” Laskey has been selected for inclusion on the list of Best Lawyers® each year since 1991, as well as selected as The Best Lawyers in America© Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” for the Newark, New Jersey, region in 2013. A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Norris McLaughlin was also recognized in the Environment category in Band 2 for “provid[ing] environmental advice to Madison Industries on the completion of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for an operable unit at a Superfund site in New Jersey.” The firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group is designated as a “[w]ell-respected group with extensive experience handling disputes concerning contaminated land and property damage claims. Regularly sought out for representation before the state and federal courts, as well as various agencies. Offers additional skill advising on due diligence and compliance matters. Caters to clients from a range of sectors including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and real estate.” The Norris McLaughlin environmental law attorneys provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area. Chambers quotes its sources as saying, “They are easy to work with, smart and have good instincts,” and “They work seamlessly with each other and with us.”

The firm’s Solar Energy Industry Group, which falls within its Environmental Practice Group, was highlighted in Band 2 this year for its “[s]trong team with impressive experience representing public utilities before regulatory bodies, including the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Offers notable expertise in rate cases as well as transactional matters. …[F]ocuses on all legal matters relating to solar technology.”