Michele A. Hunton
Attorney Contact Info:
New Jersey, 2007
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 2010
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 2006
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
B.S. Environmental Geosciences, Philosophy, 2001
Honors and Awards:
CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Toxics Law and Policy
CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Environmental Law and Justice Clinic
Quarterfinalist: National Environmental Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School
Specialization Certificates with Distinction: Environmental Law, Public Interest Law
Professional Associations and Awards:
Boston Bar Association, Environmental Section Steering Committee
Boston Bar Association, New Lawyers Section Steering Committee
Michele Hunton joined Lawson & Weitzen as an associate attorney in December of 2007.
At Boston College, Michele participated in the Environmental Scholars Program, of the Watershed Institute of Boston College Law School, where she published an ecological abstract in May 2001.
While in law school, she interned at the California Attorney General's Office and the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program. She was a Quarterfinalist in the 2006 National Environmental Moot Court Competition at Pace University School of Law, and served as president of Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law Society.
Upon graduating from law school, Michele clerked at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Essex County, where she prepared civil motions for hearings and drafted judicial opinions.
Michele represents clients in civil litigation and appellate matters, including those involving environmental energy, business, real estate, and administration law.
Michele has experience in energy and public utilities law, particularly involving the Massachusetts Green Communities Act. She also has an extensive background in permitting and compliance issues involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release, Prevention, and Response Act; and the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Michele represents clients before state and local boards in regulatory disputes and administrative appeals. She works closely with environmental consultants in the analysis of site assessments to ensure compliance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan and other relevant statutory requirements.