Biography

Hilary supports clients in the rapidly changing environmental justice and renewable energy landscapes.

Hilary’s drive to positively impact the environment runs deep — while in high school, she took home 95-gallon trash bags filled with her peers’ empty plastic bottles and cans for months until her school established its own recycling program. She approaches her legal career with the same dedication and proactive mentality, where she is passionate about helping clients effectively and efficiently comply with environmental law and regulations.

Hilary advises clients on how to integrate environmental justice considerations into every aspect of their operations as issues arise and on a more systemic basis. She serves as the Deputy of the Environmental Justice practice group, and regularly writes and presents on state and federal environmental justice issues.

Hilary’s robust regulatory practice also includes helping clients address issues arising under the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and federal, state, and local laws related to the development and operation of renewable energy projects.

While in law school, Hilary served as a law clerk in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Water Enforcement Division and served as Articles Editor for the Maryland Law Review. She also worked in the University of Maryland’s Environmental Law Clinic where she helped a Baltimore community navigate the consequences of an environmentally unjust development proposed for their backyards. She received the Community Scholar Prize for her significant contributions to this work. As a part of her work at the Clinic, Hilary also co-authored a report documenting environmental justice issues in the state of Maryland.

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis  (B.A., with Honors, 2012)
    • Environmental Studies
  • University of Maryland School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Certificate in Environmental Law
    • Maryland Law Review, 2012-2015

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Honors & Awards

  • 2021-2022 "Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch," a Best Lawyers® publication, for Environmental Law

Languages

  • French