Michael J. "Mike" Quinn

Michael J. "Mike" Quinn

McLane Middleton

Recognized since 2003

Newington, New Hampshire

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Environmental Law
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Michael is a member of the firm's administrative law and litigation departments. He is also the managing director of the firm's Portsmouth office. He was selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, and was chosen by that publication as "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Law for 2017.

Mike's practice focuses on cases in several different state and federal courts, as well as on administrative appeals. In addition, he represents businesses, municipalities, and individuals in a broad array of environmental matters including Wetlands and the Clean Water Act, Superfund, hazardous and solid waste permitting and compliance. He has extensive experience in litigation, cost recovery and insurance claims arising from former operation of manufactured gas plants.

Contact & Links


  • 100 Arboretum Drive, Suite 140
    Newington, NH 03801


  • St. Lawrence University, BA, Government and Environmental Studies, graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire, United States District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • United States, First Circuit Court of Appeals


  • New Hampshire Bar Association Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Law - Chairman
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Heronfield Academy - Board of Directors
  • New Hampshire Corporate Wetlands Partnership - Board of Directors
  • Portsmouth Swim Team - Board of Directors

McLane Middleton
Headquarters: Manchester, New Hampshire

43 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

11 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Environmental Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Environmental Law, Manchester (2019)
  • Environmental Law, Manchester (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Special Focus

  • Administrative/Regulatory
  • Clean Water Act
  • Counseling
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • RCRA/Hazardous Waste
  • Superfunds/Environmental Remediation
  • Toxic Tort


  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law (2017)
  • Chambers USA: Environment

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