Dean Sommer

Dean Sommer

Board Member, Capital Region

Sommer is a Partner at Young/Sommer LLC where he concentrates on the litigation and/or negotiation of environmental matters addressing the release of hazardous substances, hazardous waste, petroleum and solid waste into the environment. He is listed by Chambers USA in the top ten of New York environmental attorneys since 2003.

Sommer served as Section Chief of the Toxics Enforcement Unit in the Albany office of the State Attorney General’s Office from 1983 until 1995; as a member of the transition team for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 1998; and as an Assistant Attorney General, served as the lead attorney or the supervising attorney on dozens of CERCLA and Clean Water Act.