Michelle N. O

Michelle N. O'Brien

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Michelle O'Brien handles environmental and land use permitting and related litigation for various types of developments including residential homes, commercial buildings, waterfront properties, wind turbines, and solid waste facilities. She defends companies in environmental enforcement matters at the federal, state, and local levels. She represents private parties in cost recovery and property damage claims involving releases of oil and hazardous materials, and assists clients with real estate transactions involving contaminated properties.

Lesley UniversitySuffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. 1990
Boston Bar AssociationBoston Bar AssociationNew England Women in Real EstateLicensed Site Professional AssociationLesley University Board of Trustees

Client Comments

"Michelle O'Brien is knowledgeable, experienced and responsive. She provides effective and cost-efficient representation that you can count on."

-Michael McDonald
General Counsel
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

"Michelle represented us in a protracted litigation involving wetlands and the Massachusetts DEP. She is thoroughly competent and communicative. Her understanding of the rules and regulations and their nuances is vast. In short, she is top notch. She has my unqualified recommendation. I have recommended her services to others who have been equally pleased with her work. I would not hesitate to engage her again should circumstances warrant it."

-Frederick Sewall
Nehoiden Knoll, Inc.

"Michelle O'Brien is a consummate professional. The quality of work produced by her is exemplary. Her courtroom demeanor exudes both knowledge and confidence, and her eye for details is second to none. Our company would not look elsewhere for legal representation."

-Gregory Mills
K.G.M. Custom Homes, Inc.

"Michelle O'Brien is absolutely top rate in her field. In the various companies I've run over the years, I've come to value the qualities that Michelle brings to the table as an attorney: she is clear, intelligent, responsive, and understands the nuances of the opposing perspectives, as well as the law itself. Her diligence, humor, and expertise combine to make her an excellent asset to any project."

-William Churchill
Strategy To Design

Office Location

100 Summer Street, Suite 2250
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Administrative/Regulatory, Enforcement Defense, Environmental Permitting, Land Use and Zoning, Litigation, RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation, Waste, Wetlands)
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Female