Lisa A. Gilbreath

Lisa A. Gilbreath

Pierce Atwood LLP

Recognized since 2022

Portland, Maine

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Environmental
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Lisa Gilbreath is a partner in the Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Infrastructure Development, Acquisition & Financing practice groups. Lisa works on a wide variety of environmental and energy matters, offering clients strategic advice in regulatory, legislative, and judicial proceedings.

In her environmental practice, Lisa assists clients with numerous issues including energy project development permitting, energy and environmental litigation, air quality legislative and regulatory activities, air quality enforcement, chemical safety, hazardous substances and hazardous waste management, and contaminated property remediation and cleanup. She has broad experience obtaining the regulatory approvals for large transmission and other major energy infrastructure projects, and works closely with her colleagues in the Energy Infrastructure practice group to provide clients with comprehensive development and siting counsel, particularly in the renewables space. Lisa’s background in energy law gives her a unique ability to advise clients in matters that intersect environmental and energy law issues.

At Pierce Atwood, Lisa is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, and is dedicated to providing legal work for the public good.

Contact & Links
  • Merrill's Wharf
    254 Commercial Street
    Portland, ME 04101
  • University of Kansas, J.D., Order of the Coif, graduated 2009
  • University of Chicago, M.A., Social Science, graduated 2004
  • Bowdoin College, B.A. cum laude, Government and Legal Studies/Environmental Studies, graduated 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Kansas, Kansas
  • Maine, Maine
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts
  • Missouri, United States, Missouri
  • New York, New York
  • Arctic Economic Council, Energy Working Group - Member
  • Arctic Economic Council, Responsible Resource Development Working Group - Member
  • Energy Bar Association, Electricity Regulation Committee - Member
  • Maine State Bar Association (Environmental & Energy Law Section) - Member
  • New England Women in Energy and the Environment - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Pierce Atwood LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Maine

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Environmental
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Environmental, Portland, ME (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation (2022)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Project Finance Law


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