Biography

Kelsey assists clients with environmental and energy regulatory compliance and managing the regulatory process.

Kelsey received her J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, Kelsey interned with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, The Climate Reality Project, and the Potomac Riverkeeper Network. While at the EPA, Kelsey’s work focused on regulatory compliance of environmental laws and regulations at federal facilities. Additionally, while in law school, Kelsey continued her tenure at The Climate Reality Project as a part-time law clerk working with the in-house legal team. During her second year, she was a Research and Writing Fellow for the energy law exchange program in collaboration with the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. As a fellow, Kelsey wrote an in-depth policy paper about the effects of the clean energy transition on energy poverty in the United States.

Before joining Verrill, Kelsey spent seven years living in Washington, DC. When not working, Kelsey enjoys spending time in the outdoors and has a goal to visit all U.S. National Parks. She also loves live music and has seen over 75 artists in concert.

Services/Industries

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School  (J.D., With Honors)
  • University of Delaware  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maine

Memberships

  • Member, Environmental Law Institute’s Emerging Leaders’ Initiative

Firm Highlights

Blog

NextEra Subsidiary Fined $8 Million under MBTA for Eagle Deaths at Wind Power Projects in Western U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that ESI Energy LLC (ESI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources LLC, pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and acknowledged at least...

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Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

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Verrill Alum Bill Harwood Sworn in as Public Advocate for State of Maine

On January 26, 2022, Maine Governor Janet Mills swore in Bill Harwood as Public Advocate for the State of Maine. Bill was unanimously confirmed by the Maine State Senate and the Legislature’s Joint Standing...

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Verrill Alumni Bill Harwood Nominated as Public Advocate for the State of Maine

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Verrill Partner Mathew Todaro Presents at The National Safety Council (NSC) of Northern New England’s 51st Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference

The National Safety Council (NSC) of Northern New England recently held its 51 st Annual New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference in Nashua. The two-day conference began on June 7 th and featured keynote...

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Maine PUC Releases Report on Evolution of Electrical Grid to Meet Climate Goals

On December 1, 2021, the Maine PUC released a Report on the first phase of its investigation into necessary design and operational changes to the electrical distribution grid to facilitate the State’s clean energy...

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Verrill Attorney Kelsey McCutcheon Selected to Join the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders Initiative

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Intertidal Court Victory for Property Rights, Marine Conservation, and Public Participation

The Maine Superior Court has dismissed all claims against five intertidal landowners represented by Verrill in Masucci v. Judy’s Moody, LLC . The landowners had been sued because they contacted Maine Marine Patrol to...

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Kelsey McCutcheon Selected to Join the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders Initiative

Verrill associate Kelsey McCutcheon has been selected to join the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Emerging Leaders Initiative. The Environmental Law Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, that seeks to "make law work for people...

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Maine Public Utilities Commission to Receive Bids for Northern Maine Transmission and Renewable Generation Projects

On or before May 2, 2022, the Maine Public Utilities Commission has requested bids for proposed transmission and generation resources that would boost energy exports from northern Maine. The northern Maine region has long...

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