Michelle D. McCarthy


(973) 631-6069
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Michelle McCarthy is an Associate of the firm’s Commercial Practice Group.

Michelle represents a diverse group of clients across a range of industries.  Her practice includes commercial and environmental litigation, environmental regulatory matters and corporate transactions.

In Michelle’s environmental practice she counsels clients on matters related to the oversight of environmental investigations and remediation of contaminated industrial and commercial properties.  Michelle represents clients in environmental litigation, penalty and enforcement matters and cost recovery actions, involving federal and state statutes and regulations, including CERCLA, RCRA, the New Jersey Spill Act and the New York Navigation Law.

Michelle also advises clients in a variety of areas including business disputes, contract disputes, employment issues, preparation, review and negotiation of commercial contracts including supply and vendor agreements, licensing agreements, and employment agreements.

During law school, Michelle was a law clerk at Hill & Kehne LLP, a Washington, DC law firm that represented clients in environmental and insurance matters. Michelle has participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clinical Legal Education Honors Program in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. She also served as law clerk to the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to joining Coughlin Duffy LLP in July 2014, Michelle was associated with Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader LLC where she represented clients in litigation and liability defense matters.


Publications and Presentations

“Pesticide Tolerances Under EPA Review,” ABA Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Feb. 2012)


Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Member, New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

Member, New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association