Ethan Severance

Associate - Boston

Ethan Severance
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Ethan Severance is an associate in the firm’s Administrative Law and Litigation Departments. He works on general litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes and government investigations. Ethan also works on a variety of regulatory compliance matters and proceedings before administrative agencies. 

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Ethan served as law clerk for the Honorable Sookyoung Shin of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Vermont Law School, Master of Environmental Law and Policy, 2017
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 2011



Professional Experience

  • Clerked for the Honorable Sookyoung Shin, Massachusetts Appeals Court


  • Honor, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2019 Pro Bono Honor Roll (November 2020) 


  • Environmental Law Institute, Emerging Leaders Initiative  
  • Boston Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section Steering Committee
  • Coordinator, Mission Hill Community Garden


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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire