Martha N. Donovan - Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Martha N. Donovan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 908-252-4240

Martha N. Donovan, a Member of the firm, is Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Group. She devotes her practice to environmental law and complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage and toxic tort claims.  She also has considerable experience working on related insurance coverage matters.

Martha has represented clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Martha regularly counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues, including ISRA compliance, lender liability, underground storage tank laws, and permits and approvals for hazardous waste storage, transportation, and disposal.

Martha has litigated matters relating to the generation, storage, discharge, or release of hazardous substances, including representation under CERCLA and Superfund, and has defended actions filed by adjoining, predecessor, and successor property owners alleging physical injuries, emotional distress, or lost property values. In addition, she aids in the resolution of matters involving air emissions, waste water discharges, noise pollution, and responses to spill events.

Martha has authored articles and has made presentations to various trade groups and associations on issues ranging from lender liability under Superfund to the availability of insurance coverage for various aspects of business-related accidents.

Martha has been recognized by Chambers USA in the Environment Section.  She has been selected for inclusion on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Environmental Section and Best Lawyers in the Environmental Law section every year since 2010. Martha was also named the Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation-  Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge New Jersey, Metro Area.

Randolph-Macon CollegeBA 1982University of VirginiaJ.D. 1985
American Bar AssociationNew Jersey State Bar Association

Client Comments

"I have worked closely with Martha over three years on some very complex environmental negotiations and matters of due diligence and permitting. She has proven to be a very strong negotiator, extremely knowledgeable about the law, and very responsive to our questions and concerns. She is open to seeking alternative strategies that may be unique if she believes that our best interests are served."

-Mitch Gertz
Solvay Solexis, Inc.

Office Location

721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Woodbridge Metro Area
Martha N. Donovan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental