Joseph Maternowski, was named Best Lawyer in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental in Minnesota by Best Lawyers® in 2018. Mr. Maternowski, a shareholder at the Hessian & McKasy law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, concentrates his practice on handling the environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on managing the issues arising from properties contaminated by, or potentially contaminated by, hazardous substances.  Mr. Maternowski’s practice also consists of representing clients before state and federal environmental agencies in administrative proceedings including permitting and enforcement matters where he assist with the negotiation of civil penalties. In addition Mr. Maternowski is involved with litigation of environmental matters. Maternowski has practiced in the environmental law field for over 31 years serving initially as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. In 1991 Maternowski moved into private practice.  Maternowski was also previously awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating available, as judged by his peers for his ethics, professionalism and the quality of his legal work. This was the seventh year Maternowski was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America.

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Note:  Being named to the Best Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell lists or receiving these awards and recognition is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.