Five-lawyer environmental group forms the Firm’s eighth office,
augmenting capabilities to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest and
WASHINGTON & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading national environmental law firm Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., today
announced the opening in Seattle, WA, of its eighth office, formed by
the addition of five lawyers formerly of the Riddell Williams, P.S. firm
(now Fox Rothschild).
The lawyers joining Beveridge & Diamond as principals are former Riddell
Williams environmental practice group chair David C. Weber and Loren R.
Dunn (one of Seattle Business Monthly’s “75 Top Business Lawyers”
in the Seattle region). Emerson J. Hilton, Marshall R. Morales,
and Augustus (Gus) E. Winkes join Beveridge & Diamond as associates.
With the Seattle additions, Beveridge & Diamond now has 105 lawyers in
eight U.S. offices, all of whom focus on assisting clients with
environmental, health, safety, and natural resources regulatory,
transactional, and litigation matters.
Weber and Dunn lead a well-regarded practice that represents companies,
real estate developers, municipalities, engineering and construction
firms, and other entities in contaminated property and Superfund
matters; complex environmental litigation; and air, water and waste
permitting and litigation. Notable representations include:
Negotiating and litigating at some of the largest Superfund sites in
the country located in the Pacific Northwest.
Counseling a major transportation company on federal and state air
quality compliance and climate change matters, defending
administrative enforcement proceedings, and defending citizen suits.
Providing advice and assistance to an international paper company
regarding Clean Water Act permitting and compliance; contaminated
sediment remediation; and potential natural resource damages claims.
Defending a past private landowner against $50 million claim for costs
of site remediation due to releases of petroleum contamination from a
series of oil pipelines.
“Seattle is the ideal choice for our next office expansion, and we are
pleased to have found the ideal partners in Loren, David, and their
outstanding associates. We have longstanding and significant client
matters in the Pacific Northwest, and our new colleagues give us ‘boots
on the ground’ that enhance our ability to serve our clients in the
Pacific Northwest, California, and around the nation,” said Benjamin F.
Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond’s Chairman.
David Weber added, “Beveridge & Diamond is synonymous with excellence in
environmental law. As we looked for the next steps in the growth of our
practice, Beveridge & Diamond stood out as the optimal home. The Firm’s
deep bench of regulatory practitioners and litigators around the country
provides significant additional capacity to our clients. Having access
to a large team in Washington, D.C. for federal matters is another plus.
We look forward to leading the expansion of Beveridge & Diamond’s brand
into the Seattle and Pacific Northwest markets.”
Added Russ LaMotte, Beveridge & Diamond’s firmwide Managing Principal,
“Representing clients at the nexus of environment and business is the
essence of our firm. I can think of no better place to do that than
Seattle, a hub for economic and environmental innovation.”
Beveridge & Diamond has more than 100 lawyers in eight U.S. offices
who concentrate their practice on environmental litigation (including
toxic torts), regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. Widely
recognized as one of the premier environmental law and litigation firms
in the U.S., the Firm helps clients in diverse industry sectors resolve
critical environmental and natural resource challenges relating to their
facilities, products, and operations around the world. Learn more
Janine Militano, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.