Beveridge & Diamond, and many of our lawyers, have achieved top-tier rankings by legal directories and ranking services, including Chambers USA, U.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.
Law360 recognizes firms with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence. B&D also received this distinction in 2016 and 2017.
B&D maintains Tier 1 national recognition for Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, and Land Use & Zoning Law, and regional recognition in all cities where B&D has an office. 21 of our attorneys are ranked as leaders in their fields for 2021.
B&D is ranked as a top tier firm in the environmental regulatory law category, and as a leading firm in the environmental litigation category, the U.S.
B&D was named us "Environmental Firm of the Year" for three years in a row. This designation is based on overall performance in a given practice area.
In 2020, B&D earned a Band 1 ranking for our nationwide environmental practice and recognition in five U.S. regions. 12 of our attorneys are ranked as leaders in their fields.
B&D is named a Top Law Firm in Latin America, a recognition we previously achieved in 2015 and 2019. Latinvex assesses firms based upon their recent track record on major deals and its prominence in Latin America. 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.
For the second 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.
The list is based on firms' female representation at all levels, from associate to equity partner.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity recognized B&D's participation in and support of their mission and programs with their 2018 Compass Award. The firm was also named to their list of Top Performers for 2018.
The Minority Corporate Council Association recognized our innovative practices to advance diversity and inclusion in 2018 with its George B. Vashon Innovator Award. We also received MCCA's Thomas L. Sager Award in 2014.
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.
The Defense Research Institute recognized our commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2015 with its Law Firm Diversity Award.