Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Chambers USA

Posted on August 25, 2014

Young/Sommer LLC is proud and pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in the environmental law practice area.  The firm is listed as one of the top six Environmental firms in New York.  It is the eleventh 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 “boutique with significant skill in the full array of environmental matters” whose “[a]reas of expertise include brownfield redevelopment and cleanup, petroleum compliance and spills, and permitting.”

Partners Dean Sommer and Kevin Young were also individually recognized in the Chambers USA listing.  The publication quoted individuals referring to Dean Sommer as “an excellent, practical attorney” who “focuses on toxic tort matters.”  Kevin Young is recognized as “a popular choice to advise companies and municipalities on environmental and land use matters” and further notes that “he is rated by sources for his skill in negotiating with government agencies.”

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