MD Recognized by Chambers USA

MD is pleased to be recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2024 Edition) as a Band One law firm in Ohio for Environment. MD is one of only four firms in the state with this distinction in our practice area. The legal market values Chambers rankings because Chambers spends a significant amount of time speaking directly with our clients and the other members of the environmental bar in Ohio to gather a truly objective sense of our work. Learn more about the research process here: https://chambers.com/about-us/methodology.

Chambers USA distinguishes MD as a “highly regarded boutique with expertise covering the full range of environmental law” and notes ““McMahon has a keen understanding of state, federal and local laws.”.”

Attorneys Gregory DeGulis, Wendlene Lavey, and Louis McMahon were also recognized for their individual representation of clients. David Nash was named a Senior Statesman. To see what the Chambers USA editorial team says about these accomplished attorneys, view the full rankings.

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Louis L McMahon Named 2024 Litigation-Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland by Best Lawyers™

Congratulations to Louis L. McMahon, who has been honored by Best Lawyers™ as the 2024 Litigation – Environmental  “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland! Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.  These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Lou was previously recognized as the 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental in the Cleveland area.

Lou has extensive experience in environmental issues relating to water law litigation and Clean Water Act compliance. Lou advises local governments regarding EPA compliance and integrated planning of capital investments with other community objectives such as economic development, brownfield redevelopment and “greening” impervious areas. Lou is a frequent speaker on water law topics, presenting to audiences at the Ohio Stormwater Conference, the Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association, the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, and One Water Ohio, among others in the last few years. In 2022, Lou was recognized as a “Legal Notable” by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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