U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Beveridge & Diamond 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® named Beveridge & DiamondLaw Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law for 2022. This is the fourth year B&D has received this recognition. U.S. News states that the “Law Firm of the Year” designation is based on a law firm’s overall performance in a given practice area and on its showing in U.S. News’ research process for the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

B&D also maintained 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. The firm’s Baltimore office moved to Tier 1 for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, and the Washington, DC office moved up to Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation.

press release about the “Best Law Firms” rankings states, “Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.”

“We appreciate U.S. News’ continued recognition of our firm’s nationwide strength in environmental law, litigation, and project development. Our focus on and leadership in environmental law—including cutting-edge areas such as climate change, emerging contaminants, environmental justice, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)—distinguishes us, and we are proud to again be recognized as ‘Firm of the Year’ for Environmental Law. We thank our clients and our lawyers and staff who make our success possible,” said B&D Firmwide Managing Principal Kathy Szmuszkovicz (Washington, DC).

Tier 1

National

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law

Austin

  • Environmental Law

Baltimore

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation

Boston

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law

New York

  • Environmental Law

San Francisco

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation

Seattle

  • Environmental Law

Washington, DC

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation

Tier 2

Baltimore

  • Commercial Litigation

Seattle

  • Environmental Litigation

Washington, DC

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

Tier 3

Washington, DC

  • Arbitration

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are now in their twelfth year. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized B&D as a top-tier firm each year since the launch of the ratings. The 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication can be viewed online here.

Earlier this year, The Best Lawyers in America, a Best Lawyers® publication, recognized 22 B&D attorneys in the fields of Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation. Two B&D principals were named “Lawyer of the Year”: John Guttmann (Washington, DC) for Environmental Litigation and Pam Marks (Baltimore) for Environmental Law. In addition, 13 B&D lawyers were listed as “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” in the fields of Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Mass Tort Litigation.