Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Publications

Posted on August 16, 2016

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 nine Environmental firms in New York.  It is the thirteenth 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 an “Albany-based boutique known for its full environmental service capabilities and representation of upstate clients” and that Young/Sommer “boasts a diverse skill set encompassing wastewater, air quality and cleanup knowledge, among other areas.”

Partners Dean Sommer and Kevin Young were also individually recognized in the Chambers USA listing.  The publication quoted individuals referring to Dean Sommer as “a very smart guy” who is “known for his cleanup, brownfields and toxic tort work.”  Chambers also notes that Dean’s “experience encompasses petroleum spills, solid and hazardous waste and the release of hazardous substances.”  Kevin Young is noted as being “knowledgeable and very pragmatic” and for his “experience with the full range of environmental standards in the state.”

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

Several Young/Sommer LLC attorneys were also selected to the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars lists, including Super Lawyers Kevin M. Young and Dean S. Sommer (for environmental law), Kenneth S. Ritzenberg (for schools and education law) and Stephen C. Prudente (for family law).  Super Lawyers Rising Stars include James A. Muscato II (for environmental law), Joseph F. Castiglione (for environmental litigation) and Jessica Ansert Klami (for PI General: Plaintiff).

About Young/Sommer LLC

Young/Sommer LLC is a full service New York State law firm concentrating in Environmental, Municipal, Land Use, Energy, Wind and Hydro Development, Commercial Litigation, Education, Labor and Family law.  With offices in Albany, the Young/Sommer legal team provides legal services throughout New York State.