Austin Office Expands with Addition of TCEQ Attorney Mike Vitris

Beveridge & Diamond welcomes Michael Vitris to our Austin office as an Associate. Mike brings experience with a wide range of environmental matters, with a focus on enforcement and litigation, from his service as a Litigation Attorney at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). 

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Texas office, we are delighted to welcome Mike. His experience and familiarity with TCEQ's environmental programs will provide great value to clients,” said Austin Managing Principal Laura LaValle.

While at TCEQ, Mike's responsibilities included:

  • Representing TCEQ's Executive Director in enforcement litigation before the Commission and at the State Office of Administrative Hearings;
  • Providing legal counsel to program areas within the agency;
  • Assisting the Attorney General’s Office with case development; and
  • Advising on rulemakings related to public water systems.

Before joining TCEQ, Mike was an associate in the criminal law practice of a Texas-based law firm and worked as a policy analyst for Texas Appleseed, a public service law center based in Austin.