For decades, clients have come to us when they absolutely, positively must get a favorable result in litigation, trial, or appeal—and we help them get it.
Beveridge & Diamond has one of the oldest and largest environmental litigation practices in the U.S. Since 1974, we have provided unique value to clients by litigating many early precedent-setting environmental law cases and collaborating with our deep bench of environmental regulatory practitioners. Environmental issues form the core of our litigation practice, but our courtroom experience enables us to prosecute and defend all manner of civil and white collar claims, including toxic tort, soil and water contamination, citizen suits, constitutional law, class and mass actions, contract disputes, and enforcement defense. Our litigation defense work often involves property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death claims. The firm also represents business insurance policyholders in coverage disputes with their carriers, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for clients facing environmental, toxic tort, and product liabilities or loss.
Our nationwide practice spans federal and state trial and appellate courts across the U.S., including the United States Supreme Court. Clients—including Fortune 500 companies and America’s largest municipalities—entrust us with novel and complex litigation matters vital to their continuing operation and success. Backed by the firm’s environmental regulatory lawyers, our litigators first-chair major national litigation and serve as coordinating counsel in high-stakes cases affecting entire industries. B&D is on the cutting edge of defending and settling multiparty claims relating to PFAS contamination, lead, Legionella, ethylene oxide, and other emerging contaminants impacting drinking water and other environmental media.
In environmental matters, our litigators have earned esteem for their ability to translate highly technical concepts into language that anyone can understand—an ability that is often the difference between winning and losing a case in front of judges or juries. In nearly any environmental matter, our litigators have a deep understanding of the issues because they have dealt with them numerous times before. We have a comprehensive knowledge not only of environmental law, but also science, engineering, and regulatory procedures—we know how regulators think and how to maximize the effectiveness of subject-matter experts in contentious disputes or charges.
Independent legal ratings services such as U.S. News-Best Lawyers and Legal 500 place B&D in their top tiers nationally for environmental litigation.
We counsel clients on:
- Administrative Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Bankruptcy Litigation Support for Environmental Disputes
- Challenges to Agency Rules
- Challenges to State and Local Law/ Preemption
- Citizen Suit Defense
- Civil and Criminal Enforcement Defense
- Class and Mass Action Defense
- Commercial Litigation
- Contaminated Property Actions
- Contracts and Indemnification
- Cost Recovery Actions
- Environmental Crimes/White Collar Investigations and Defense
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Nuisance and Tort Litigation
- OSHA Litigation
- Pesticide Data Compensation Arbitrations
- Product Liability Litigation
- Toxic Tort Defense