Barry Needleman Admitted to Maine Bar Association

The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Barry Needleman is admitted to practice in the State of Maine.

Recently singled out by Best Lawyers in America as Concord, New Hampshire’s “2013 Environmental Lawyer of the Year”, Barry does substantial work developing energy projects. He also regularly handles environmental matters for regional and national clients involving permitting, compliance counseling, auditing, and defense of administrative and judicial enforcement actions. He litigates issues arising out of historic liabilities at former manufactured gas plants and environmental insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. He is currently representing Irving Oil defending claims brought by the State of New Hampshire regarding MTBE contamination.

In addition to Maine, he is admitted to practice in the States of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  He is also admitted to the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Barry has chaired the Environmental Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the New England BioSolids and Residuals Association and the Adirondack Mountain Club. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School, Franklin Pierce Law Center and Boston University School of Law.

He received his LL.M. (Environmental Law) with highest honors from George Washington University, National Law Center in 1993. He received his J.D., cum laude from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in 1992.

Barry lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire and can be reached in the Concord, New Hampshire office at (603)230-4407 or by email at

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.