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 such as Sunoco, El Paso Corporation, ExxonMobil and Chevron 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, 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 the states of Massachusetts, New York, DC and Texas, Super Lawyers names 19 top Beveridge & Diamond lawyers in Massachusetts for Environmental, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Energy, Natural Resources all geographic and Rising Stars.

From Wetlands to Waste

The firm is well-practiced in the intricacies of environmental law, handling matters as diverse as biotechnology, wetlands, environmental auditing, endangered species, toxic chemicals, Superfund, pesticides regulation, food safety, hazardous and solid waste, Clean Air, Act Clean Water Act and risk assessment. Its white collar team is made up of three former federal environmental crimes prosecutors and one former criminal investigator. State--or country--boundaries don't stop Beveridge & Diamond, which is home to an active international environmental practice that practices in Asia, South America. Beveridge & Diamond does whatever it takes, including settlements, dispositions, trials and appeals for its clients. Recently, the firm negotiated a summary judgment in a toxic tort/nuisance case in York County, Pennsylvania and a civilian contractor's waste stockpile cleanup in Antarctica.

Law of Pie

Beveridge & Diamond is no stranger to the sweet taste of victory-even outside of the courtroom. The firm went up against 13 other DC firms in the 11th annual Cooking for Kids Bake Sale and Taste-Off Competition, a fundraising initiative for DC public schools sponsored by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs that raised $6,000. Alongside the likes of Arent Fox and WilmerHale, name founder and principal Henry L. Diamond's assistant Linda Bettencourt took first place for the firm with a winning blueberry pie recipe.


May 2016
Chambers Names Beveridge & Diamond U.S. Environmental Law Firm of the Year
On May 26, Chambers and Partners named Beveridge & Diamond winner of its Chambers USA Award for Excellence in environmental law at its annual awards dinner in New York City. Each year, Chambers recognizes one law firm's preeminence in environmental law based on the firm's outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service performed over the past 12 months.

National Law Journal Again Names Beveridge & Diamond to Its "Midsize Hot List"
The National Law Journal has included Beveridge & Diamond for the fifth time in six years on its "Midsize Hot List." The list recognizes 20 law firms of between 50 and 150 lawyers that demonstrate creative strategies that keep them competitive against much larger law firms.

December 2015
Beveridge & Diamond Secures Unanimous Ruling in Pennsylvania Supreme Court Shielding Biosolids Land Application from Tort Claims
Litigators in the firm's Washington, DC office secured a unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in favor of Beveridge & Diamond client Synagro and persuaded the Court to hold that land application of biosolids is an agricultural activity shielded from untimely litigation by Pennsylvania's Right to Farm Act.

July 2015
Beveridge & Diamond Secures Major Clean Water Act Ruling in 7th Circuit
Beveridge & Diamond secured a unanimous published opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejecting a citizen suit challenge under the Clean Water Act. Beveridge & Diamond represented the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in a case brought by several environmental groups challenging the consent decree that the District had negotiated with the U.S. that provides for multibillion dollar investments to improve wastewater collection and treatment in the Chicago area. The opinion establishes important precedent limiting the ability of private litigants to challenge settlements reached with federal and state enforcement authorities on complex environmental issues.

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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 Partner: David Barker, Jayni Lanham, & Peter Schaumberg
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 102

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

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

  • 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 • Wellesley,