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.
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 recognizes firms with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence. B&D also received this distinction in 2016 and 2017.
In 2023, B&D earned a Band 1 ranking for our nationwide environmental practice and recognition in five U.S. regions. 18 of our attorneys are ranked as leaders in their fields.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 2021 Compass Award. The firm was also named to their list of Top Performers for 2022.
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.
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.
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.