August 28, 2023

Jeffrey Talbert Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Jeffrey Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Law Group, has been invited to become a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Membership in the premiere association of environmental lawyers is by invitation-only and is limited to about 300 of the country’s top attorneys practicing in the field of environmental law.

Attorneys selected for admission to ACOEL have achieved preeminence in the field of environmental law and have helped others in the field by sharing knowledge through writing, speaking, or teaching. ACOEL Fellows are also considered to be the best environmental lawyers in each state or jurisdiction of the United States, exhibiting substantial experience in environmental law for at least 15 years.

Jeffrey Talbert is a nationally renowned environmental lawyer who, while working at the Justice Department’s Environmental Enforcement Section and (for the past dozen years) at Preti Flaherty, has handled over 50 CERCLA/Superfund and RCRA cases, including sites involving contaminated sediments and natural resource damages. He has also led cases involving other environmental statutes including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

“Being selected by my peers to be included in this highly respected and accomplished group of environmental lawyers is a real honor,” said Talbert. “I’m especially honored to join two of my fellow Preti Flaherty attorneys, David Van Slyke and Jeff Thaler, in this distinguished group. I’m proud that we’ve built one of the most talented environmental law groups in the country, right here in New England.”