Adam D. Herron

Associate Albany

An up-and-coming attorney in the energy and land use fields, Adam has integral experience in emerging climate policy and the evolving retail energy regulatory space.

Adam focuses his practice on land use and zoning, energy and environmental law. He has experience in assisting project developers and municipalities in handling land use and zoning matters including compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. He assists energy clients in regulatory compliance matters and enforcement proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission and the Maryland Public Service Commission, as well as compliance with federal statutes and regulations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

A driven achiever, Adam puts time and effort into understanding a client’s needs and goals, and works tirelessly to find efficient and innovative ways to achieve them. Whether guiding a client through layered regulatory compliance proceedings or advancing a challenging land use application, Adam has the tools necessary to overcome emerging legal obstacles.


Education & Admissions

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2022
  • Oregon State University College of Forestry, B.S., magna cum laude, 2019
Admitted to Practice
  • New York

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Hoosic River Revival, Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • New York State Office of the Attorney General, Legal Intern, Litigation Bureau, Fall 2021
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of the General Counsel, Legal Intern, Summer 2021
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, Legal Intern, Summer 2020

Articles & Publications


  • Author, “Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren, 139 S. Ct. 1894 (2019),” The New York Environmental Lawyer, NYSBA, 2020


  • Climate Change and the Water Trap: Considering Western Water Policy Through Socio-Ecological Trap Theory, 85 Albany Law Review (2022).