Matthew Watsky

Matthew Watsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Dedham, MA

WatskyLaw
 | 30 Eastbrook Road, Suite #301
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-329-5009
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (50%),
  • Administrative Law (30%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (20%)

    About Matthew Watsky

    Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.watskylaw.com/attorneys/

    Honors/Awards:

    • JD - cum laude, 1985
    • Superlawyers for consecutive years, Superlawyers
    • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • MassachusettsBar Association * Member, Property Law Section Council 1995 - 1998 (Vice Chair, 1996 - 1997); * Co-Chair, Environmental Law Committee, 1994 - 1996 , 1994

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Temple Beth David - Board of Trustees 2004-2016; President 2008-2010; NeponsetValleyChamber of Commerce,Norwood,MA: Chairman of the Board of Directors  1995 - 1996; Member of the Board of Directors  1992 - 1999;   NeponsetRiverWatershed Association: Member of the Board of Directors  1994 - 2003; President, 1999 - 2000;  Town of Westwood Zoning Board of Appeals  1990 - 1992

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS Panelist/Speaker on Wetlands, Waterways and Riverfront Issues in Course entitled “Environmental Law Basics”, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program, January, 2000.  Panelist, Speaker on Environmental Regulatory Aspects in Course entitled “Boundary Law & Landowner Disputes”, Professional Education Systems, Inc. program, April and May, 2000.  Contributing Columnist on Environmental Law Issues, “Ask an Attorney,” Banker and Tradesman Newspaper, 1995 - 1998.  “The Rivers Protection Act,” Massachusetts Bar Association Property Law News, December 1996.  “An Analysis of the Rivers Bill,”  Massachusetts Bar Association Property Law Section News, June 1996.  "Contractors Must Be Aware Of Environmental Requirements," New England Construction News (September 1993).  "Financial Responsibility Insurance For USTs - Buy Carefully," Yankee Oilman (August 1991). "Unpleasant Surprises: Successor Liability, Under CERCLA, Is The 'Ticking Time Bomb' You Can't Ignore," Industry Magazine (June 1991). Panelist on The Rivers Protection Act and Other Environmental Issues, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program, December, 1996.  Moderator/Chair of Special Forum on the Rivers Protection Act, Massachusetts Bar Association Property Law Section, December 1996. Moderator/Chair of “Practice and Procedure Before State Environmental Agencies, Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Education, October 1995.  Moderator/Speaker on Panel of Environmental Regulators at the Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 1995.  Speaker on Wetlands Regulation at the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association Annual Meeting, May 1995.  Speaker on Title 5 Subsurface Sewage Disposal Regulations at an educational seminar co-sponsored by Old Republic Title Insurance Company and the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, April 1995.  Speaker on "NAFTA and Environmental Regulatory Issues" at Navigating Beyond '94, the Canada/U.S. Marine Technology Business Development Conference sponsored by the Economic Innovation Center and the Canadian Consulate General, Newport, RI (February 1994).  Speaker on "Environmental Regulation and the Problems/Opportunities Created for Marine Technology Companies" at Navigating Beyond '93, the Canada/U.S. Marine Technology Business Development Conference sponsored by the Economic Innovation Center and the Canadian Consulate General, Newport, RI (March 1993).  Speaker on "Corporate Officer Liability for Environmental Violations" at the monthly meeting of the Institute of Management Accounting (February 1993).  Panelist on "Current Issues at DEP" at the Landlaw Winter 1990 Massachusetts Land Use Conference (February 1990).  Speaker on "Regulation of and Access to the Coastal Shoreline," sponsored by the Vineyard Environmental Research Institute (July 1988).  Speaker on "Current Issues in Wetlands Enforcement" at the 1987 and 1988 Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions Annual Meetings., list of scholarly publications
    • Serve as commentator on all LandLaw Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., Serve as commentator on all LandLaw Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., LandLaw DEP-Environmental Reporter , 2018
    • Serve as commentator on all LandLaw Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., Serve as commentator on all LandLaw Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., 2017
    • Provide commentary on all Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., Serve as commentator on all Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., 2016
    • Serve as commentator on all Mass-DEP adjudicatory hearing decisions., Commentator, LandLaw - DEP Environmental Reporter, 2015
    • Commentator, LandLaw - DEP Environmental Reporter, 2014

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Reported Decisions Pollard v Norfolk, 73 Mass. App. Ct. 340 (2008) (Upholding Superior Court ruling against Conservation Commission due to disregard of expert testimony, decision not supported by substantial evidence.) Garrity v. Hingham Conservation Commission: Plymouth CA-2009-763; Commission lost jurisdiction for failure to act within statutory timelines; rev. pending SJC decision, oral argument March 6, 2012. Boston Air Charter v. Norwood Airport Commission, Final Decision, FAA Docket 16-07-03, (2008) - FAA ruling that local sponsor improperly denied FBO operator rights to self fuel in violation of FAA "grant assurances."   (See attached resume for partial list of Massachusetts Department of Enviromental Protection decisions)  

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    Office Location for Matthew Watsky

    30 Eastbrook Road
    Suite #301
    Dedham, MA 02026

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