Tom Doyle retired as a partner in Pierce Atwood's Environmental & Land Use Practice Group with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of environmental and land use law, including adjudicatory proceedings, transactions, permitting, client counseling, enforcement defense, brownfield redevelopment, and legislation. Tom's practice has frequently involved the successful permitting of major development projects that face opposition or complex environmental and land use issues. His transactional experience has included serving as lead environmental counsel in public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, site divisions, and project financings. He also has long advised the forest products industry on a variety of strategic environmental, natural resource, land use, and policy issues.
Tom retired in 2019.
Honors & Distinctions
Recognized as a leading environmental attorney by Chambers USA
Included since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America® in Environmental Law
Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Environmental Law in Portland, Maine
Received James River Corporation's Bronze Key Award for Environmental Achievement
Achieved the highest professional rating, AV® Preeminent™ awarded by Martindale-Hubbell
Vice-chair, American Bar Association's Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, 2004-present
Member, Maine State Bar Association, 1982-present (Chair, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, 2013)
Twice served on Governor or legislatively appointed committees to study revisions to Maine's Site Location of Development Law
Served on Maine Department of Environmental Protection and State Planning Office-appointed committees to review Maine's solid waste laws
Doyle, Thomas. Maine's Site Location, Storm Water, and Traffic Permitting Laws. Environmental Law in Maine seminar, 2017.
Doyle, Thomas. Solid Waste Regulations and Recent Developments. Environmental Law in Maine seminar, 2017.
Doyle, Thomas. Co-author of A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine, MCLE New England (2016-2018).