Law Clerk, Judge Barry G. Silverman, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Law Clerk, Judge Neil V. Wake, United States District Court, District of Arizona
J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2007
LL.M. in International Law, Duke University School of Law, 2007
B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College, 2000
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits
Nick DiMascio helps clients navigate regulations, implement or oppose projects, and resolve disputes concerning the environment, natural resources, public lands, land use entitlements, property rights, infrastructure, and transportation.
Before joining the Firm, Nick served for seven years as an appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division. He has briefed and argued dozens of appeals concerning every major federal environmental and natural resources statute.
Nick clerked for federal district and circuit court judges in Phoenix, Arizona, after graduating from Duke University School of Law.
Environmental Litigation and Impact Reviews
Nick represents clients in litigation regarding permitting decisions and compliance with state and federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). He also strategically counsels clients during the project approval process to maximize chances for success during later judicial review.
Nick is an expert on the laws governing access to, conservation of, and management of federal public lands. He helps clients interface with federal agencies and private property owners to resolve conflicts regarding access to and use of public lands.
Nick represents clients in important civil appeals that demand a careful analysis of the law, clear and persuasive writing, and exceptional oral advocacy skills. He has briefed and argued over 40 appeals in federal courts across the country, as well as several state supreme courts and courts of appeals.
Real Estate, Land Use, and Zoning Litigation
Nick represents clients in state court challenges and hearings on land use entitlements, zoning decisions, and property rights.
Brownfields, Site Cleanup, and Compliance
Nick counsels public and private entities on environmental and regulatory compliance concerning the cleanup of contaminated sites under CERCLA and state law equivalents.