Joel Quick is an Associate in the firm with a focus on municipal law, especially zoning and planning matters, and real estate law. He also has experience with litigation involving public rights in tidelands, cleanup of hazardous waste, construction, and the siting of energy generating facilities. Before joining Mead, Talerman & Costa, Joel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Piper of the Massachusetts Land Court. Prior to the clerkship he served as an Interim Assistant Solicitor for the City of Somerville and worked for Andrew Rainer, P.C.

Joel is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in 2015. As a part of the curriculum at Northeastern Law he completed four full-time externships, each lasting three months with: the United States Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and Thornton Law Firm, LLP.

Joel graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2006 with a degree in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Environmental Policy. After college Joel taught environmental education, worked as a non-profit advocate for policies that preserved open space and farmland, worked for a company that renovated and leased both residential and commercial properties, and helped launch a retrofit non-toxic insulation company. Joel served for a few years on the board of a non-profit organization working to increase stream buffers and otherwise prevent erosion from mountainside development, and helped start a non-profit Buddhist center. Joel is a regular volunteer judge for the Boston Debate League, and a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts and of the Boston Bar Association. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Public Service Committee of the Energy and Environmental Section of the Boston Bar Association.


  • B.A., Warren Wilson College (Asheville, North Carolina)
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts)