Timothy Sullivan

Adjunct Professor

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.




(410) 230-1389

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Tim Sullivan is a shareholder in the Baltimore office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. His practice focuses primarily on environmental and natural resources litigation before federal and state courts and adjudicatory bodies. He has represented and advised public and private clients in litigation and other matters involving many federal and state environmental and natural resources laws, with a particular emphasis on CERCLA, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and state water resources laws. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School, Magna Cum Laude, with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, where he was Managing Editor of Environmental Law, the nation's first law review dedicated exclusively to environmental and natural resource law issues, and a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Sullivan practiced in Portland, Oregon, where he represented clients in matters involving environmental and natural resources law and litigation with a regional Pacific Northwest law firm. Tim has served as the Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and as a Vice-Chair of the Endangered Species Committee of the ABA's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Presentations and Publications

NEPA and Other Environmental Implications for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations," presented at EUCI Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Conference, Denver, CO (March 2013)

Supreme Court Presented Opportunity to Decide Relationship of Endangered Species Act to Other Federal Statutory Directives, ABA Animal Law Committee Newsletter (2007)

Agency's Failure to Act Does Note Require Consultation under ESA Section 7, ABA Trends (2006)

Endangered No More: Legal Implications of Life After the List, Multnomah Lawyer (2005)

ESA Salmon Litigation In the Pacific Northwest: A Sampler of Significant Cases (co-author), National Fishery Law Symposium (2003)

Recent Developments in Oregon: In-stream Water Right Transfers Survive Judicial and Legislative Challenges, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2003)

In "Dam Breaching" Lawsuit, District Court Holds Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion to Remain in Effect During Remand to NOAA Fisheries, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2003)

Oregon Legislative Update: Proposals That Could Impact Water Rights Transfers, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2003)

League of Wilderness Defenders v. Forsgren: The Ninth Circuit Refuses to Defer to the Forest Service's Interpretation of the Clean Water Act, Oregon Administrative Law Newsletter (2003)

The Thirty-Five Year Evolution of Oregon's Temperature Standards (co-author), Clean Water Act Conference at Lewis & Clark College (2002)

Endangered Species and the Columbia River: The Intersection of the ESA and the Economy (co-author), Fourth Annual Oregon Conference on the Endangered Species Act (2002)

The Intersection of Federal ESA Regulations and State Water Law: Strategies for Avoiding A Collision (co-author), Eleventh Annual Washington Water Law Conference (2002)

Dodging Deference: The Supreme Court's Review of Agency Interpretation in Edelman v. Lynchburg College, Oregon Administrative Law Newsletter (2002)

Acrimony over Acrolein: Environmental Groups Bring a Lawsuit over Pesticide Use in Irrigation Canals, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2002)

The Continuing Debate Over Klamath Basin Water Rights: The Oregon Water Resources Commission Denies Request for Water Rights Moratorium, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2002)

Oregon: Clean Water Act Issues Impacting Water Supply, Western Water Law and Policy Reporter (2002)

Declaratory Rulings, Oregon Administrative Law (co-author) (2001 & 2005 Supp.)

Inaccurate Analysis Leading to an Accurate Conclusion: The Ninth Circuit's Cursory Treatment of the Constitutionality of the Lacey Act in United States v. Senchenko, 29 Envtl. L. 743 (1999)