Keith E. Glidden

T: (617) 309-2616
  • New England School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • State University of New York, Buffalo (B.S., 1993)


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Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of New England Super Lawyers©.
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Keith was selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2011.


Keith E. Glidden assists clients by effectively resolving disputes whether through settlements, mediation/arbitration or litigation. He advocates for clients in all aspects of civil and regulatory litigation and appeals and is practical and conscientious when guiding clients through the process of resolving a dispute in state or federal court. Although Keith has experience in a wide variety of civil and regulatory matters, he focuses on business, environmental, real estate, construction, land use and probate litigation. In addition, Keith assists clients with various real estate transactions, conveyancing and land use permitting.

Before joining Verrill Dana, Keith served two years as law clerk for the Honorable Alexander H. Sands of the Massachusetts Land Court where he participated in the adjudication of numerous appeals of municipal board decisions related to Massachusetts land use permitting and litigation related to claims of right, title or interest in real property. Keith served as a commissioner for five years on the City of Salem Conservation Commission, and now serves as commissioner for the Town of Hamilton, where he is involved in hearing matters concerning the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and Hamilton Conservation Bylaw.

Keith received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated magna cum laude from the New England School of Law where he served as a case and note editor for the New England Law Review. During law school, Keith served as a law clerk for the Office of Administrative Law Judges for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., where he participated in the adjudication of administrative appeals of federal agency permit decisions and enforcement actions. Keith has also written and spoken on the topics of litigating standing in de novo land use appeals to the Massachusetts trial courts and on trial practice techniques.

Public Service

Conservation Commission for the City of Salem, Massachusetts
Conservation Commission for the Town of Hamilton, Massachusetts
Member, Town of Hamilton Community Preservation Committee
Director, Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust


Co-Chair of the Wetlands, Waterway & Water Quality Committee of the Boston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (2010-2012)
Co-Chair of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Pretrial Preparation Seminar  


  • New England School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • State University of New York, Buffalo (B.S., 1993)


  • Hon. Alexander H. Sands, Massachusetts Land Court

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 2004

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2011


Selected by peers for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers© under
    Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation and Construction Litigation: 
Selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2011