Kenneth Sansone

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Ken is a partner at SL Environmental who focuses his practice on complex environmental matters.  Ken has nearly two decades of experience in handling sophisticated civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate level in state and federal court.

Prior to joining SL Environmental, Ken served as an assistant attorney general for the State of New Hampshire, representing state officials, agencies, and employees, and the state itself, in a wide range of disputes.  Ken argued several cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and regularly appeared for the State in trial court and before administrative agencies.  Ken also routinely consulted on appeals and other complex litigation handled by the office, particularly on matters involving difficult issues of federal civil procedure and administrative law.

Ken also served as the senior law clerk to the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.  Ken joined the Chief Judge in resolving, by trial, motion practice, or mediation, hundreds of civil cases, including many complicated products liability, intellectual property, and constitutional matters.    Ken also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Boston, and the Hon. Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr., of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.  Ken began his career at Goulston & Storrs, a large Boston law firm, where he handled a variety of complex commercial cases.

Ken received his law degree from New York University School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude with highest distinction, from Duke University, where he was an alternate captain of the men’s ice hockey team.  He still enjoys playing hockey, as well as running, hiking, crossword puzzles, and trivia (he was a Jeopardy! champion in 2016).