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E. Michael Thomas Attorney at Law: Environmental Lawyer


About E. Michael Thomas

E. Michael Thomas is an accomplished and experienced environmental, land use and real estate attorney with extensive work at high levels in government, law firm practice and private practice; He specializes as a Superfund allocation consultant and expert witness concerning allocation of liability for hazardous waste cleanup costs.

He is proficient as a team leader, team member and third party neutral in federal, state and local permitting, regulatory, litigation, and counseling capacities, with strong strategic, analytic and quantitative skills.

» He earned his law degree from Yale Law School. He also received his Master of City Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

» He began his 35-year law career working at the Environmental Protection Agency. He worked there nine years, focusing on hazard waste regulation and Superfund. Prior to leaving EPA, Mr. Thomas became deputy director of the hazard waste enforcement program nationwide and special assistant to the general counsel.

» From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Thomas was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, a corporate, e-Commerce, and regulatory practice group. From 1991 to 1996, he was a partner at Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, where he practiced environmental law.

» He currently operates a solo law practice from his office in Wayland, Massachusetts.

» He is also Of Counsel to the law firm Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLC of Boston, MA and Portland, ME.

» He has been preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

» He was honored with the Top-Rated 2014 Land Use and Zoning Lawyer Award by The American Lawyer.


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Mission Statement


Collaboration
Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams conducting complex environmental projects, dispute resolution among hundreds of adversaries, teams of citizen groups, environmental engineers, scientists, and consulting firms in environmental compliance, permitting, and litigation.

Leadership
Lead common counsel for potentially responsible parties group in Superfund cases; lead dispute resolutions among scores of adverse parties; EPA Gold Medal for Superfund case management; deputy director of national hazardous waste enforcement program; chair town zoning board.

Client service
Manage environmental programs, regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation, and attorneys for strategic project results; negotiate complex environmental settlements, real estate contracts, intellectual property licensing, joint venture and regulatory agreements.

Communication
Excellent written and oral communication skills; expert consultation, reports, and testimony on allocation of environmental liabilities; experienced advisor to top management in strategic decision making.


Gavel & Glasses

Mr. Thomas draws on his years of experience to provide outstanding and cost effective service in his environmental practice, his Superfund allocation consultant and expert witness services and his zoning, land use and real estate practice.

Practice Areas

Nature

Exemplary projects in his environmental, Superfund allocation consultant, Superfund expert witness and zoning, land use and real estate practices are linked below:
 

Practice Area Highlights


Contact

Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. Mr. Thomas looks forward to hearing from you.


Additional Reading
» View Mr. Thomas's Resume
» Read More About:
      • Environmental Practice Highlights;
      • Allocation Consultant Highlights;
      • Expert Witness Highlights
      • Zoning, Land Use & Real Estate Practice Highlights.
» View Mr. Thomas's Statement of Qualifications: Superfund Allocation Consultant and Expert Witness Services

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Phone
(844) 302-4209
(508) 875-5355

Address
16 Morrill Drive, Wayland, MA 01770

Service Area
Mr. Thomas serves federal, state and local clients. In Massachusetts, he serves the Acton, Amesbury, Billerica, Boston, Concord, Everett, Framingham, Grafton, Haverhill, Holden, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Newburyport, Rowe, Sudbury, Wayland, Westborough, Westford, Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Worcester County areas.