Nora J. Chorover, who joined the firm in 2006, has more than 20 years of experience in environmental law. As an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office’s Environmental Protection Division, Ms. Chorover handled many environmental cases for the Commonwealth, and participated in drafting environmental legislation. In private practice, Ms. Chorover represented non-profit foundations and corporations in environmental litigation and compliance matters. Ms. Chorover began her environmental practice as a Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, and was Legal Director of Communities for a Better Environment in California. Throughout her career, Ms. Chorover has negotiated numerous “win-win” environmental settlements involving substitution of hazardous materials with less harmful alternatives as a means towards environmental compliance. Ms. Chorover has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation Committee and taught Environmental Practice at Golden Gate University’s nationally ranked environmental law program. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1980, and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1985.
Nora J. Chorover Obtains Court Order Requiring MBTA to Open Up its Electronic Database and Personal Computers in Escalator Entrapment Death Suit
The MBTA must give Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin access to the Authority’s electronic database and some of its personal computers so they can be searched to find information on prior accidents and injuries on MBTA escalators. This grant of expanded access came after Nora Chorover showed the Superior Court that the MBTA was holding more »
Two Massachusetts scrap facilities will clean up their stormwater discharges and pay $115,000 in settlement funds to benefit local rivers. The Walpole Times Article
Three Mattapoisett homeowners have filed a class action lawsuit against Bouchard Transportation, Inc., seeking damages for pollution of their property from the 2003 oil spill in Buzzard’s Bay.
After Plaintiffs, represented by SSWG, prevailed at the first stage of the Class Action trial, Defendants filed a motion asking the Court to rule that “federal maritime law” principles must be applied in the case. Through that motion, Defendants attempted to deny to Class members the benefit of Massachusetts laws that provide for double damages, more »
Nora Chorover’s recent environmental cleanup action for the environmental group Clean Water Action was covered in the Boston Globe: WALPOLE – A nonprofit citizens group is taking on a Walpole scrap yard, saying it has been violating the federal Clean Water Act for several years. Clean Water Action filed a civil suit against Allied Recycling more »