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.
An accomplished litigator, Michelle obtained one of Massachusetts' highest trial verdicts in 2005. She has also appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court several times, and in 2014 obtained a victory before the Supreme Judicial Court.