Jessica Bardi

Jessica D. Bardi


Jessica D. Bardi


  • Overview


    Jessica Bardi concentrates her practice on land use and environmental law and related litigation. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group. 

    Land Use and Environmental

    Jess counsels developers, landowners, businesses, and other organizations on local, state and national land use and environmental regulations, and represents them in permitting for development projects. She has experience with zoning, planning, subdivision, local and state wetlands permitting, Chapter 91 licensing, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, Army Corps of Engineers permitting, NPDES permitting and Chapter 21E. Jess has appeared on behalf of clients in a broad range of proceedings , including wetlands permitting appeals and land use disputes in front of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts Land Court, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and local Conservation Commissions, Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Jess practiced with a municipal law firm and with a firm focused on wetland and waterways permitting and counseling. 

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Environmental Business Council of New England
      Ascending Professionals Committee Leadership Team
      Ocean and Coastal Resources Committee

      Women's Environmental Network
      Young Professionals Committee

      Justinian Law Society
      Assistant Treasurer
      Scholarship Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Presented with the 2023 Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc. (EBC) Ascending Leader Award

      Robinson+Cole Mentor of the Year Award Recipient, 2023

      Selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental for 2024.

      Selected as a Rising Star to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for 2023

    • Publications


      "Tidal Changes in U.S. Offshore Wind Development," co-authored with Peter R. Knight and Eden (Hunter) Yerby, published in The Maritime Executive (12/7/2023)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 20, 2024

        Jessica Bardi Recognized as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” at Massachusetts Law Weekly’s 2024 Excellence in the Law Awards

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      • December 20, 2023

        Peter Knight, Jess Bardi, and Eden Yerby Author Article on “Tidal Changes in U.S. Offshore Wind Development” in The Maritime Executive

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      • August 4, 2023

        Jess Bardi Presented with 2023 EBC Ascending Leader Award

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      • August 3, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Presents 2023 Awards for Outstanding Contributions

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 26, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Super Lawyers®

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      • August 17, 2023

        78 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "New Massachusetts DEP Regulations Target Cape Cod Septic Systems" co-authored with Michael S. Giaimo and Kevin A. Feeley Jr. (7/26/23)

      "Massachusetts SJC Sheds Light on Zoning Protection for Solar Facilities in Tracer Lane II Realty, LLC v. City of Waltham" co-authored with Michael S. Giaimo and Matthew J. Lawlor (6/7/2022)

      "Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities" co-authored with Timothy C. Twardowski, Michael S. Giaimo, Matthew J. Lawlor and Kurt S. Stiegel (2/2/2022)

      "Long Island Sound Blue Plan" co-authored with John P. Casey (5/28/2021)

      "MA Zoning Reform Focused on Housing Production; Waiting for DHCD Guidance" co-authored with Karla L. Chaffee (2/16/2021)

      "An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19" co-authored with Michael S. Giaimo, Matthew J. Lawlor and Timothy C. Twardowski (4/13/20)