Mathew J. Todaro

T: (207) 253-4932
  • Boston College Law School (J.D.)
  • The George Washington University (B.A.), magna cum laude


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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 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.


Mat’s passion and experience intersect at the heart of energy, land-use, clean technology, and environmental law. That passion and experience has translated into a strong record of success in defending clients against agency enforcement proceedings involving local, state, and federal statutes. Mat defends and negotiates on behalf of his clients in complex, multi-party, CERCLA actions and other federal statutes such as the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and FIFRA. Mat understands both sides of litigation: He played an integral role in defending a multi-national corporation against a citizen suit and serves as local counsel for a national advocacy group.

Mat also advises clients facing an array of regulatory compliance challenges, including the ever-changing landscape of chemical regulation, navigating private and agency-supervised environmental remediations, FEMA flood map appeals, and product labeling. Mat’s work also includes developing creative and innovative policy and legal solutions in markets such as waste disposal and renewable energy. Further, Mat assists clients with OSHA compliance and defense, focusing on developing and refining effective Environment, Health and Safety Programs.

During law school, Mat served as a legal clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He was also awarded an honors certification in land-use and environmental law, selected as a Rappaport Fellow, and elected president of the Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Mat was the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental networks. And before that, just for kicks, he rode his bicycle across the country in 52 days—yup, Seattle, Washington to Kennebunkport, Maine.

In the rare moments when Mat is not at his desk or off pondering legal questions, he and his wife spend every moment possible enjoying their two incredible children.

Public Service

Teach for America (ENC 2004)


Environmental Law Institute, Associate
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources;
    Leadership Development Program
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources; 
    Special Committee on Law Students: Vice Chair (2014-15)


  • Boston College Law School (J.D.)
  • The George Washington University (B.A.), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts


Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016)