WILLIAM S. EUBANKS II, OWNER & MANAGING ATTORNEY

2601 S. Lemay Avenue, Unit 7-240
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 703-6060
bill@eubankslegal.com  

Bar Admissions: NC, DC, and CO

Court Admissions: U.S. Supreme Court; First, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, and DC Circuits; federal district courts in DC and CO

9.8William Stewart Eubanks II
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William “Bill” Eubanks opened Eubanks & Associates, LLC in 2019. Before that, he spent more than a decade at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP, first as an Associate and then as a Partner. Bill has been recognized as a leading public interest environmental lawyer and has won dozens of lawsuits around the country including securing numerous victories on important issues of first impression in federal appellate and trial courts. Among other awards and distinctions, Law360 selected Bill as a 2019 Rising Star in Environmental Law which recognizes the top five environmental attorneys in the United States under 40, marking the first time a public interest lawyer received this award.

Bill’s legal specialties include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, public lands statutes (e.g., Wilderness Act, National Park Service Organic Act, National Forest Management Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act), wildlife laws (e.g., Endangered Species Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act), and open government statutes (e.g., Freedom of Information Act).

In addition to litigation, Bill frequently teaches, lectures, and writes on diverse environmental law and policy topics, and he has spoken at more than forty environmental law conferences. Bill has previously served as an adjunct law professor at the George Washington University Law School, American University’s Washington College of Law, and Vermont Law School. He co-authored and co-edited Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law, which is the leading treatise analyzing the environmental impacts of our nation's agricultural policy and the application of federal environmental laws to our food production system. Bill’s other publications include Subverting Congress' Intent: The Recent Misapplication of Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act and Its Consequent Impacts on Sensitive Wildlife and Habitat, 42 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 259 (2015); The Future of Federal Farm Policy: Steps for Achieving a More Sustainable Food System, 37 Vt. L. Rev. 957 (2013); The 2013 Farm Bill: An Opportunity for Change, American Bar Association, Natural Resources & Environment (2013); Paying the Farm Bill: How One Statute Has Radically Degraded the Natural Environment and How a Newfound Emphasis on Sustainability Is the Key to Reviving the Ecosystem, 27 Envtl. Forum 56 (July 2010); The Sustainable Farm Bill: A Proposal for Permanent Environmental Change, 39 Envtl. L. Rep. 10493 (2009); Damage Done? The Status of NEPA After Winter v. NRDC and Answers to Lingering Questions Left Open by the Court, 33 Vt. L. Rev. 649 (2009); A Rotten System: Subsidizing Environmental Degradation and Poor Public Health with Our Nation’s Tax Dollars, 28 Stanford Envtl. L. J. 213 (2009); The Clean Air Act’s New Source Review Program: Beneficial to Public Health or Merely a Smoke-and-Mirrors Scheme?, 29 Land Resources & Envtl. L. 361 (2009), reprinted in Energy Conservation and Law 168 (Amicus Books of ICFAI University 2010); Filling the Void: Judicial Analysis of Wildlife Impacts in a Post-Winter World, American Bar Association T.I.P.S., Animal Law Committee (2009); North Carolina’s Durational Residency Requirement for In-State Tuition: Violating the Constitution’s Inherent Right to Travel, 1 Charlotte L. Rev. 199 (2009); The Life-Altering Impacts of Climate Change: The Precipitous Decline of the Northeastern Sugar Maple and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s Potential Solution, 17 Penn St. Envtl. L. Rev. 81 (2008), reprinted in 2 Int'l J. of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 1 (2010); Environmental Justice for All? The Navy’s Recent Failure to Protect North Carolina’s Citizens, 30 N.C. Cent. L. Rev. 206 (2008).

In 2008, Bill obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law, summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School. In 2007, Bill obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and founding President of the Environmental Law Society.  In 2004, Bill obtained his B.A. in United States History and English Literature & Composition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His previous legal experience includes clerkships at the Conservation Law Foundation and the Southern Environmental Law Center.

In his spare time, Bill can be found hiking, camping, biking, and exploring forests, mountains, and rivers in Colorado and surrounding states with his wife and daughter.

WILLIAM N. LAWTON, ASSOCIATE

1509 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036
(202) 556-1243
nick@eubankslegal.com  

Bar Admissions: OR and DC

Court Admissions: Ninth and DC Circuits; federal district courts in OR and DC

7.2William Nicholson Lawton
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William N. “Nick” Lawton is an Associate at Eubanks & Associates, LLC. Previously, Nick was an Associate at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP from 2015-2019. Nick’s legal specialties include advocating for protection of wildlife and natural resources, environmentally sustainable energy production, and government transparency. Nick has won several major victories in federal appellate and trial courts as lead counsel or co-counsel.  

Nick received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2013 along with certificates in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Intellectual Property. During law school, Nick served as Form and Style Editor for Animal Law Review for two years. He also gained practical litigation experience through clerkships at the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and Lewis & Clark’s environmental law clinic, Earthrise Law Center. After graduation, he served as an Energy Fellow, earning an LL.M., summa cum laude, in Environmental and Natural Resources Law while also helping to found the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. At the Green Energy Institute, Nick worked to design and advocate for effective ways to promote distributed renewable energy, particularly rooftop solar power, in an effort to mitigate climate change while avoiding the negative environmental impacts of utility-scale development. Nick’s publications include white papers on reducing the soft costs of distributed solar power and on modernizing building standards to require rooftop solar panels, as well as a law review article that earned a prize from the American Bar Association Public Lands section, Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act: Demanding a Gift of Federal Lands, 16 Vt. J. Env. L. 1 (2014). Before law school, Nick earned a B.A. in English, cum laude, with an emphasis in creative writing from Pomona College. He spent several years as a starving artist before deciding to put his pen to use as a public interest attorney.

In his spare time, Nick can be found hiking with his dog in Shenandoah National Park, singing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, or playing the guitar on his patio.

ELIZABETH L. LEWIS, ASSOCIATE

1509 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036
(202) ‪618-1007
lizzie@eubankslegal.com  

Bar Admissions: DC

Court Admissions: Fourth Circuit; federal district court in DC

7.2Elizabeth Leigh Lewis
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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lewis is an Associate at Eubanks & Associates, LLC. Previously, Lizzie was a Law Fellow and then an Associate at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP, after first completing a year-long Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lizzie has won several major victories in federal courts around the country as lead counsel or co-counsel, and her legal specialties include ocean preservation, marine mammal conservation, wildlife and public lands protection, animal welfare, and open government and transparency. She is also an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), where she teaches Marine and Coastal Law.

In 2015, Lizzie received her J.D., summa cum laude, from WCL, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She received a B.S. with Honors in Biology, summa cum laude, from Dickinson College in 2010, where she also completed a second major in Russian History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

During her tenure at WCL, Lizzie was a member of the Administrative Law Review (ALR). Her note, Whale Wars: Reconciling Science, Public Opinion, and the Public Display Industry Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, was published in the journal's 66th volume. For her efforts, Lizzie received the Wallace L. Duncan Memorial Endowed Scholarship, awarded annually by the ALR editorial staff to recognize a student composition that demonstrates superior scholarship and excellence on an administrative law topic. Lizzie received Highest Grade Honors in Criminal Law, Animal Law, and Contemporary Problems in Administrative Law, and was the recipient of the Mussey-Gillet Fellowship. Lizzie was also heavily involved in WCL’s environmental community. She served as the 1L Representative, Vice President, and President of the Environmental Law Society during her first, second, and third years, respectively. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Animal Law Society, and served as its Vice President during her third year. 

Lizzie has worked on both domestic and international environmental issues for various non-profit organizations and government agencies. Specifically, her previous experiences in public interest environmental law and policy include legal internships with Oceana, the Environmental Law Institute, EPA Office of Administrative Law Judges, NOAA General Counsel's International Section, and Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP. Lizzie also received a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which allowed her to spend a year as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. There, she worked directly with the Assistant Administrator to provide strategic and policy advice on a variety of issues within OAR's portfolio. She also partnered with NOAA General Counsel to examine discrete issues concerning treaty implementation and the maritime law of historic shipwrecks.

In her spare time, Lizzie can be found hiking our National Parks, exploring DC with her social sports league, and playing with her two cats.