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Kenneth A. Reich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Boston, MA

Kenneth Reich Law, LLC
745 Boylston St, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 781-613-3831
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1972
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Environmental, Civil Litigation: Defense, Energy & Natural Resources
Languages Spoken: English, French
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Attorney Profile

As the founder of Kenneth Reich Law, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts, Kenneth A. Reich focuses his practice on helping individuals, public entities, corporations and institutions in Massachusetts and nationwide, where admitted or with local counsel, with issues dealing with environmental law, energy law,  civil and administrative litigation.  In addition in MA he represents clients in business transactions,  general corporate law and commercial leasing. Before forming his own firm in 2010, Mr. Reich spent a number of years in private practice with regional, national and international law firms, and seven years with the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney and then as an assistant chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section. While at the DOJ, Mr. Reich also supervised environmental litigation across the nation.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Mr. Reich attended Harvard Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1972. He is admitted to practice law before the state courts of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Maryland (inactive status) and  Montana (inactive status) as well as before a number of federal trial and appellate courts. In addition to being a skilled litigator, Mr. Reich is an experienced mediator. He is also a former member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Panel, and the Massachusetts Bar Association appointed him to its Dispute Resolution Council in 2019 and 2020.

Mr. Reich has represented clients in Superfund cases brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental lawsuits or administrative proceedings brought by state and federal agencies, as well as in private Superfund cases.  He has argued a number of cases in the federal circuit courts of appeal.  He regularly provides pro bono representation in the areas of housing and consumer issues and was a long-time board member of the Voluntary Lawyers Program of the Boston Bar Assn.  

Practice Areas
  • 60%Environmental
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Energy & Natural Resources
Focus Areas

Energy Law, Natural Resources Law

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Kenneth A. Reich

First Admitted: 1972, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.kennethreichlaw.com/about

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Provide pro bono services to wide variety of clients in housing and other matters
  • Volunteer lawyer representing housing client in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Assn., 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Write periodic blogs and articles on issues related to environmettal law, energy law and mediation.
  • Authored several versions of the chapter on the “Massachusetts Clean Air Act”, Massachusetts Environmental Law (MCLE). Authored the chapter, “Developments in Criminal and Civil Enforcement under Key Environmental Statutes”, Environmental Risk Management, A Desk Reference, ed. Eric B. Rothenberg and Dean Jeffery Telego (RTM Communications, Inc., 1991)
  • Formerly Adjunct faculty at the Boston University School of Law (ADR and Environmental Law, Energy Law (through 2019)

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, B.A. in Government, 1968

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Newly Weds Foods v. Westvaco.  Jury verdict in Middlesex Superior Court in favor of plaintiff (client) landowner against former owner for 75% of past costs and future costs of remediation of contamination. , 2002
  • Successful settlement of federal district court litigation in favor of individual plaintiff for defendant corporation's copyright infringement and decision broadly construing the term "profits" in the federal Copyright Act.  , 2019

Honors/Awards

  • This award honors those Boston attorneys who provided pro bono legal assistance to victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing., President's Award , Boston Bar Assn., 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dispute Resolution Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Assn., 2019- , 2019
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2021
  • Round Table Group.  Environmental and energy law expert for purposes of expert witness testimony., 2021
  • Global Law Experts.  Selected as Environmental lawyer in MA., 2021
  • IR Global.  Network of selected legal advisors.  I am the environmental and energy advisor for Massachusetts., 2021
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Clean Air Committee of the Boston Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of the Environmental Litigation Committee, Boston Bar Assn.
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Formerly Member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association
  • Member of the MA Bar and Boston Bar Assn. 

Industry Groups

  • Chemical
  • Commercial
  • Energy
  • Hospitals
  • Land Use
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail
  • Universities
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Office Location for Kenneth A. Reich

745 Boylston St
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 781-613-3831

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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