The Law Offices of John R Coon, JD, PhD, was formed to provide an alternative to traditional law firms for groups and individuals involved in issues related to environmental and natural resources conflicts.
The firm’s founder, John Coon, has been a top trial attorney for over 35 years and continues to be rated “Preeminent AV” (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell. Dr. Coon has recently been selected by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2021 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Tort Law.
In addition, attorney Coon holds a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire. The firm is able to call upon Dr. Coon’s years of experience as a top-ranked lawyer and his background and education as a scientist to efficiently focus on clarifying and securing the interests of clients, frequently using tools other than litigation to solve problems, including community outreach and organization, governance and regulatory approaches, facilitation, mediation and arbitration.
The firm is small and efficient. It routinely works with a network of trusted regional and national law firms and consultants on cases related to groundwater/soil contamination, coastal development, land use and planning, and other natural resource and environmental conflicts. In the last year the firm has been active in contamination and land use/coastal development cases Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Florida Keys.
The Coon firm is never hesitant to use whatever tools are available to carefully listen to the needs of its clients and craft strategies consistent with their desired goals and outcomes. Dr. Coon’s natural resources and environmental science education and his years of experience with complex environmental cases gives the firm the credibility to effectively work with communities and trusted law firms to hold polluters responsible for their actions, protect communities from unwise and unsafe coastal, marine and interior development, and assist in the restoration/restoration of even the most challenging and complex sites.