Andrew W. MacLean, Founding Partner and President
ANDREW W. MACLEAN is a founding partner of MMR. Together with Tim Meehan and Chris Rice they built MMR into the cutting edge operation it is today. Andrew represents commercial clients and concentrates on developing strategies to allow those clients to thrive in Vermont’s unique legislative and regulatory environment. Andrew is known as a tough but fair-minded advocate for his clients. He is a go-to resource in the legislature on public safety and corrections issues, environmental regulation and pharmaceuticals, among others. His work includes winning support for commonsense measures to improve waste management and environmental protection. At a time when prison overcrowding was a major issue for Vermont, Andrew led the effort to provide for the safe housing of Vermont prisoners in out of state facilities.
Andrew has a long and successful legal career that spans both public service and private legal work. He was a partner in the law firm of Wilson & White from 1992-2003 and was managing partner from 2002-2004. He was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division for the State of Vermont (1987-1992) where he worked principally with the Agency of Administration’s Department of State Buildings on permitting major state construction projects. He also worked closely with the Treasurer’s Office in the issuance of bonds and certificates of participation.
He received a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Andrew has served Vermont in a variety of ways. He was a member of the Waterbury Town Planning Commission; Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the Rutland County Diversion Program; Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors, Epilepsy Association of Vermont; and Treasurer and founder of Friends, Indeed, Inc. He lives in Waterbury with his wife, Chris. When Andrew isn’t roaming the halls of the State House, he can be found enjoying Vermont as a longtime youth baseball coach and avid golfer.