Young/Sommer LLC Highly Ranked in Chambers USA for Tenth Year in a Row

Posted on May 30, 2013

Young/Sommer LLC is proud and pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in the practice areas for environmental and energy law.  The firm is listed as one of the top six Environmental firms in New York.  It is the tenth consecutive year that Young/Sommer has placed among the top ten New York State Environmental firms in the legal guide. The Chambers USA listing states that Young/Sommer is a “top-notch boutique firm” and quotes sources as stating that Young/Sommer is “a specialty firm and really top notch at what they do.”

Partners Dean Sommer and Kevin Young were also individually recognized in the Chambers USA listing.  The publication quoted individuals referring to Dean Sommer as “absolutely brilliant” and well known in the New York market.  Dean again ranks in the “top tier” for his expertise in litigation involving hazardous waste, petroleum, hazardous substances and solid waste that has been released into the environment.  According to clients interviewed by Chambers, Dean “has a very good sense of what’s at issue” on matters.  Kevin Young is also recognized as “experienced in all facets of land use and environmental regulations, and has frequently been involved in brownfield and Superfund site litigation.”

Chambers USA states that Young/Sommer “offers clients decades of experience dealing with a wide spectrum of environmental issues, such as air quality, waste management, brownfields redevelopment and mining. In the alternative energy sphere, the group is a leader in the development of New York policy, and represents key industry players.”  Young/Sommer is a dedicated environmental practice that attracts a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 institutions to smaller local players.

The Chambers USA rankings are based on in-depth confidential interviews with clients and lawyers, asking participants to rate firms on legal ability and client service.  Chambers USA is published by Chambers and Partners, an international firm that produces directories of top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.  Information on Chambers and Partners, and all the legal directories they publish, can be found at