Ryan S. Clemens
Ryan S. Clemens

Newburyport Office
(978) 463-7700
Email Ryan: Ryan@mtclawyers.com

Ryan Clemens joined Mead, Talerman & Costa in 2022.  A recent law school graduate, Ryan interned at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Land Court, the Conservation Law Foundation, the Environmental Law Institute and NOAA’s Office of General Counsel, gaining experience in land use and real estate litigation, Massachusetts General Law Chapters 91 and 93A, industrial regulation, natural resource management and restoration, both within and beyond Massachusetts and across local, state, federal, and international law.

Ryan received his Juris Doctor/Master of Environmental Management from Vermont Law & Graduate School and the Yale School of the Environment.  At Vermont, Ryan was a Staff Editor and Articles Editor at the Vermont Law Review, captain of the Ultimate Justice frisbee team and competed in the Debevoise Moot Court Competition.  At Yale, Ryan studied legal protections for marine and coastal natural resources and strategies to conserve and co-manage those resources under the threats of climate change and overexploitation.  He also worked with the NRDC on coastal development litigation and offshore aquaculture policy as part of the Environmental Protection Clinic at Yale.  Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College in Environmental Studies with a Policy Concentration, where he studied climate change impacts, co-management regimes and industry responses in the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery and Bermuda coral reef ecosystem.


  • B.A., Colby College (Waterville, Maine)
  • J.D., Vermont Law & Graduate School (South Royalton, Vermont)
  • M.E.M., Yale School of the Environment (New Haven, Connecticut)

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

  • “Safe Harbor: The Proposed Cape Cod Seal Cull’s Illegality Under the MMPA, Ineffectiveness, and Cruelty,” Vt. L. Rev. Blog (June 13, 2021)
  • “Fisheye Lens: Data Stewardship and Privacy Rights Under the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan’s Amendment 23’s Proposed Electronic Monitoring,” 45 Vt. L. Rev. 323 (2021)