William B. GoldenOf Counsel
William B. Golden serves as Of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Golden represents clients in the areas of environmental law and general litigation. Mr. Golden has extensive experience in advocating for cities and towns on a variety of environmental issues, as well as advising individuals, nonprofit organizations, and environmental technology companies. Mr. Golden also heads the Election Law Practice Group at the firm which assists candidates and committees in all phases of election law including recounts, campaign finance regulations and voter registration issues.
Mr. Golden has over 30 years experience as a federal official, a member of federal and state advisory commissions, an officer of various non-governmental organizations, a city solicitor and a state legislator.
As City Solicitor for the City of Quincy, Mr. Golden filed the lawsuit that initiated the court ordered clean up of Boston Harbor. During his six years as a Massachusetts State Senator, he co-authored or sponsored environmental legislation relating to clean air, clean water, open space, public utilities, mass-transit and toxic and hazardous waste regulation. Mr. Golden also served as statewide chair of the successful 1986 Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Cleanup referendum campaign and as a member of two federal environmental advisory commissions.
Mr. Golden graduated from Yale University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Boston University. Mr. Golden was also awarded an MPA from Harvard University. Mr. Golden is the recipient of various honors including a Silver Medal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the David B. Stone Award which he shares with fellow recipients, including Walter Cronkite, Jacques Cousteau and Senator John Kerry.
Mr. Golden is admitted to practice before the state Courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.