Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Publications

Posted on August 22, 2017

Young/Sommer LLC is pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading New York 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 fourteenth 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, once again, individually recognized in the Chambers USA listing.  The publication notes that Dean Sommer “enjoys a fine reputation as a leading environmental litigator with substantial experience in toxic tort and hazardous substances claims.”  Chambers notes that Kevin Young “advises clients on a broad range of environmental regulations, including on air, wetland and solid waste issues, and is noted for his representation of clients in Superfund and brownfield litigation.”

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 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars lists, including Super Lawyers Kevin M. Young, Dean S. Sommer and James A. Muscato II (for environmental law), Robert A. Panasci (for real estate law), Kenneth S. Ritzenberg (for schools and education law) and Stephen C. Prudente (for family law).  Super Lawyers Rising Stars include Joseph F. Castiglione (for environmental litigation), Lauren L. Hunt (for family law) and Jessica Ansert Klami (for PI General: Plaintiff).