About Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Borne of the EPA, Beveridge & Diamond has developed in symbiosis with significant environmental legislation throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century and early twenty-first, giving its clients insider access to the complexities of environmental law, natural resource law, land use and litigation. Government and corporate clients alike reap the benefits of Beveridge & Diamond's specialties in alternative dispute resolution, high stakes environmental and commercial litigation, toxic torts and white collar defense.

Born in the EPA

In 1974 a group of EPA senior officials and lawyers, including the Administrator of the EPA, the first Commissioner of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and name partners Albert J. Beveridge III and Henry L. Diamond (1932-2016), struck out on their own. From those not-so-humble beginnings, the firm's rise in the area of environmental law has continued, becoming one of the most sought after midsize firms. Complex environmental litigation, regulatory, transactional and legislative matters at the federal and state levels are de rigueur for Beveridge and Diamond. Chambers ranks Beveridge & Diamond nationally and regionally in California, Massachusetts, New York, DC and Texas. Best Lawyers named 18 Beveridge & Diamond attorneys to its 2018 Best Lawyers in America list, andSuper Lawyers  named a total of 42 Beveridge & Diamond lawyers to its Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists in DC, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, California, and Maryland for Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Energy, Natural Resources, White Collar, and Environmental Litigation.

From Wetlands to Waste

The firm is well-practiced in the intricacies of environmental law, handling matters as diverse as biotechnology, wetlands, products regulation, environmental auditing, endangered species, toxic chemicals, Superfund, pesticides regulation, food safety, hazardous and solid waste, Clean Air, Act Clean Water Act and risk assessment. State-or national-boundaries don't stop Beveridge & Diamond, which is home to an active international environmental practice that practices in Asia, Europe, South America and beyond. Beveridge & Diamond does whatever it takes, including settlements, dispositions, trials and appeals for its clients. 


June 2017
To the Emerald City
On June 16, 2017 Beveridge & Diamond announced the opening of its eighth office in Seattle, WA, formed with the addition of five  environmental lawyers formerly of the Riddell Williams, P.S. firm.. The expansion augments the firm's capabilities to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest and the West.

May 2017
Top Tier
Following its "Environmental Law Firm of the Year" award from Chambers in 2016, Beveridge & Diamond announced on May 26, 2017 that its nationwide environmental practice earned a top tier ranking in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession. Chambers also named Beveridge & Diamond a leading environmental law practice in California, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas. In addition to firm-level rankings, Chambers recognized 14 lawyers as leaders in their fields.

A Beveridge & Diamond team led by firm Chairman Benjamin F. Wilson will assist Larry D. Thompson, Counsel to Finch McCranie, LLP and former Deputy U.S. Attorney General, whom the U.S. government has appointed as the Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor for Volkswagen AG. Mr. Thompson's appointment is part of VW's criminal plea agreement stemming from the company's scheme to sell diesel vehicles containing software designed to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.

December 2016
Winning for La La Land
Following a two week bench trial prosecuted by Beveridge & Diamond Principals Jimmy Slaughter and Jamie Auslander and California based counsel Michael Lampe, the Tulare County, California Superior Court struck down a voter initiative passed in 2006 in Kern County that banned the land application of biosolids (treated municipal wastewater sludge) to farmland in Kern County. Judge Lloyd Hicks wrote in a 48-page opinion that that Measure E "is invalid and void for all purposes, for the dual reasons that it exceeds Kern's police power authority and is preempted by state law." City of Los Angeles v. Kern County. The case is believed to be the first trial focused on the benefits and safety of recycling biosolids to farmland, a practice used by many of America's largest cities for decades.

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Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

1350 I Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 789-6000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Benjamin F. Wilson
  • Managing Partner: K. Russell LaMotte
  • Hiring Partners: David Barker, Jayni Lanham, & Peter Schaumberg
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 106

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $115,000
    Summer associate: $2,200/week 

  • Summer Associate Offers
    4 out of 4 (2016) (2Ls) 

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Environmental • Litigation • Natural Resources and Project Development

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC (HQ) • Austin, TX • Baltimore, MD • Englewood, NJ • New York, NY • San Francisco, CA • Seattle, WA • Wellesley, MA