Biography

Kevin is a member of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental and Litigation practice groups in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office. He focuses his practice on a range of matters in the area of environmental law, including advising clients on complex cases in various stages of remedial investigation, discovery and strategy development in connection with third-party allocation processes and Natural Resource Damage Assessments, drafting briefs and dispositive motions, and representing clients before federal, state, and local agencies. He provides informed counsel on matters related to the cleanup of superfund sites through firsthand experience with CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, EPCRA, TSCA, and other federal and state environmental statutory and regulatory frameworks.

Kevin is a graduate of Boston College Law School and the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. While in law school, he held internships at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional office in Boston; the U.S. Department of the Interior; and the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and served as a student attorney in the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Prior to law school, Kevin was involved with fisheries research projects in the Great Lakes Basin and Yellowstone National Park.

Kevin joins Preti Flaherty following four years at a notable national defense law firm in their Portland, Oregon, office.

Honors & Recognition

  • Boston College Law School Excellence in Pro Bono Distinction
  • University of Vermont, Frederic Chu Memorial Dedication to the Natural Resources Award, 2012
  • Dean’s Book Award, 2011

Firm Highlights

Publication

Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

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EPA Makes History With First-Ever Addition of Hazardous Air Pollutant

After a decade-long back-and-forth with states, NGOs and industry groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally announced that it will add a powerful dry cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, or “1-BP” to its list of...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Thaler to the Firm

In a move that significantly expands its pioneering Climate Strategy Practice Group, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Jeffrey Thaler, a leading climate and clean energy...

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What Do the Supreme Court's Vaccination Rulings Mean for Your Business?

Reflecting the deep rift in public opinion concerning the government’s role in dictating how businesses, health care entities and public sector employers ought to act to stem the spread of COVID-19, a divided U.S. Supreme...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion to Partner of Kristin Collins and John Cronan, III

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristin M. Collins and John J. Cronan, III. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners within their respective fields...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

Press Coverage

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Walker and Sedlack Provide Counsel in Portland Recount Battle

After two days, hours of discussions, reported discrepancies in voting machines, and a hand recount of ballots, Roberto Rodriguez emerged as the winner of Portland’s at-large city council election. The hotly contested race was the first ranked-choice...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins Honored by Maine Supreme Judicial Court for Pro Bono Service

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins have been honored by the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for their 2021 contributions to pro bono legal aid in the state...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Named to AAA Roster of Arbitrators

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Sigmund Schutz was recently named to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Arbitrators. AAA is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution...