Emily J. Dupraz

Emily Dupraz provides counsel on environmental and land use matters including permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation support.  Her broad environmental practice spans the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, TSCA, CERCLA, EPCRA, and their state equivalents, as well as other statutes and rules related to endangered species, natural resources, hazardous and solid waste, and local zoning.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Emily was an associate in the trial and dispute resolution and environment and energy practice groups at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, where she represented businesses in the energy generation, automotive manufacturing and supply, and ridesharing sectors. 

After law school, Emily served as a law clerk for Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and Judge Mary C. Jacobson of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Before attending law school, Emily was the public information officer for Harvard Law School.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Recipient, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Justice Andrew M. Mead Fellowship for pro bono service 
  • Received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Environmental Law, and Land Use and Zoning Law
Professional Activities
  • Member, Maine State Bar Association (Environmental & Energy Law Section)
  • Emily is co-author of the Maine PFAS Tracker, which provides the latest news and updates on Maine standards and proposed actions on PFAS.
Civic Activities
  • Board of Trustees, Youth and Family Outreach