Beveridge & Diamond, and many of our lawyers, have achieved top-tier rankings by legal directories and ranking services, including Chambers USAU.S. News - Best Lawyers, and The Legal 500. Law360 has named B&D “Environmental Practice Group of the Year” for three years. In addition, B&D is recognized for our leadership in diversity and inclusion. Highlights of the firm's accolades are below.


Best Lawyers: Environmental Law Firm of the Year 2018-2020, 2022, 2024, Environmental Litigation Firm of the Year 2023

B&D has received a “Law Firm of the Year” recognition in an environmental category six times. B&D also maintains Tier 1 national recognitions for Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, and Land Use & Zoning Law, and regional recognitions in all cities where B&D has an office.

Law360: Environmental Practice Group of the Year 2016-2017, 2020

Law360 recognizes firms with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence. B&D also received this distinction in 2016 and 2017.

Chambers USA: Band 1 2016-2024

In 2024, B&D earned a Band 1 ranking for our nationwide environmental practice and recognition in five U.S. regions. 21 of our attorneys are ranked as leaders in their fields.

Best Lawyers: Recognition in the Fields of in the fields of Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law, Water Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Mass Tort Litigation

26 B&D attorneys are ranked as leaders in their fields, one B&D attorney was named “Lawyer of the Year,” and 10 B&D lawyers were included in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for 2023.

The Legal 500: Tier 1 2015-2024

B&D is ranked as a top tier firm in the environmental regulatory law and climate change litigation categories, and as a leading firm in the environmental litigation category.

Latinvex: Top Law Firm in Latin America 2015, 2018-2023

B&D is ranked the #1 Environmental law firm and a top International firm in Latinvex's annual ranking of “Latin America's Top International Law Firms.” In addition, Austin-based Principal Maddie Boyer has been named a Top overall and Top Female Latin American Attorney for several years in a row.

Diversity Lab: Mansfield Plus Certification 2019-2023

For the fifth consecutive year, B&D achieved Mansfield Rule Plus Certification, indicating that B&D considers women, LGBTQ+, minorities, and lawyers with disabilities for at least 30% of all significant leadership roles, lateral recruiting, and business development opportunities.

Law360: Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys 2015-2016; 2019

The list is based on firms' female representation at all levels, from associate to equity partner.

LCLD: Compass Award 2022

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity recognized B&D's participation in and support of their mission and programs with their 2021 Compass Award. The firm was also named to their list of Top Performers for 2022.

MCCA: George B. Vashon Innovator Award 2023

The Minority Corporate Council Association recognized our innovative practices to advance diversity and inclusion in 2022 with its George B. Vashon Innovator Award. We also received MCCA's Thomas L. Sager Award in 2014, 2018, and 2022.

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs: Outstanding Achievement Award 2016

The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recognized our work in public education with their Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016, a recognition we previously achieved in 2012.

DRI: Law Firm Diversity Award 2015

The Defense Research Institute recognized our commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2015 with its Law Firm Diversity Award.

Recommended Firm in The Legal 500 Green Guide

B&D is proud to be recognized by The Legal 500 in its inaugural Green Guide: United States as a “Recommended Firm.” The Green Guide is the first platform dedicated entirely to exploring the legal sectors’ contribution to a green transition.