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William Stewart Eubanks II

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Washington, DC

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also known as Bill Eubanks

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    I specialize in complex public interest environmental litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, public lands statutes, and other environmental laws in federal trial and appellate courts.

    16 years, 30 cases

  2. Administrative law
    Outside of the environmental context, I also handle cases in federal court challenging agencies' compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act in various settings, as well as cases seeking records withheld by agencies under the Freedom of Information Act.

    16 years, 10 cases

Admitted to the bars of North Carolina, District of Columbia, Colorado (inactive), the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

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Licensed for 15 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 02/23/2017
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 02/13/2021
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Eubanks & Associates, LLC
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006


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Posted by Dana | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vice President Front Range Bald Eagle Studies
Bill was the lead from MGE on a lawsuit versus U.S. Fish and Wildlife for our non-profit regarding a permit to allow disturbance of a Bald Eagle nest in the northern Colorado Front Range. As far as I know, this type of lawsuit regarding a nest permit by USFW has not been challenged previously. Bill and MGE became our lead representation after a few months working with another local environmental law firm. While I had a good relationship with the local attorneys, it gave me a good comparative baseline for my work with Bill. In the specialty of environmental law, especially federal cases, one would be hard-pressed to find anyone that has the knowledge, experience, incredible work ethic and timeliness, and is as personable as Bill. I really couldn't give anyone that I have ever worked with a more glowing recommendation. We won several important aspects of our federal lawsuit, and I am grateful for that. Sincerely Dana, Front Range Nesting Bald Eagle Studies
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Posted by Adam | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Skilled Environmental and Conservation Litigator and Advocate
Having worked directly with Bill and his firm, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks (MGE), both on the client side, and also formerly as opposing counsel, I can say that Bill is one of the most thoughtful, thorough, and well-prepared environmental and natural resources litigators who I have worked with. Bill is both a very sharp and skilled writer, who produces superb and persuasive briefs, and he is also a sharp and skilled oral advocate, who can masterfully present a complex case in the courtroom during oral argument. Bill also brings a wealth of big picture strategic insight to complex legal issues given his and his firm's broad involvement and leadership in many significant matters of national importance. Additionally, Bill and his firm's strong commitment to public interest work and non-profit clients shines through in their work, as they bring a sincere enthusiasm and passion in vigorously advancing their client's conservation and environmental interests and missions.
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Posted by Robin | July 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Endangered Species Act case
Mr. Eubanks did an incredible job in a very difficult forum. The case has set new legal precedent where federal agencies legal requirement to "conserve" species is now codified. The specific section of the Endangered Species Act is 7(a)(1). The agencies (US Department of Agriculture and Department of Justice) did everything they could to stall, obstruct and confuse the judge. Mr. Eubanks categorically defeated their tactics in a case that lasted almost five years. He is tough, tenacious and brilliant. His presence in the courtroom is dominant as he is so knowledgeable, focused and personable.
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Work Experience

  • Owner & Managing Attorney
  • Eubanks & Associates, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Professorial Lecturer in Law
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
  • American University Washington College Of Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Vermont Law School
  • LL.M, summa cum laude
  • 2008
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Save The Colorado v. Spellmon, 50 F.4th 954 (10th Cir. 2022)
  • Victory
  • Monroe Cty. Bd. of Comm’rs v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. 4:20-cv-00106, 2022 WL 954933 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 30, 2022)
  • Victory
  • National Parks Conservation Association v. Semonite, 916 F.3d 1075 (D.C. Cir. 2019)
  • Won appeal on issue of first impression under the National Environmental Policy Act
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  • American Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star in Environmental Law (top lawyers under 40)
  • Law360
  • 2019
  • Environmental Law Center Student in the Spotlight
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2008
  • Summa cum laude recognition
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2008
  • Magna cum laude recognition
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
  • Litigation Under the MBTA and BGEPA
  • 2015
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
  • Offshore Energy
  • 2015
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
  • A Bird's Eye View: Litigation Under the MBTA
  • 2014
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
  • Big Ag, Food, and Environmental Policy Considerations in the 21st Century
  • 2014
  • Sustainable Development Law and Policy Symposium
  • Environmental and Food Justice
  • 2013
  • The Next Generation of Public Interest Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Law 4.0
  • 2013
  • NCCU Law Review Symposium
  • Environmental Law and Justice
  • 2013
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • How to Break into the Field of Environmental Law
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecture
  • The Intersection of Environmental Law, Food, and Farming
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecture
  • Agriculture, the Environment, and Public Health: Are Our Current Laws and Policies Sufficient to Protect the Public?
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecture
  • The Cutting Edge of Environmental and Public Health Law
  • 2011
  • Environmental Law LL.M. Seminar Online Module
  • The Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Industrial Agriculture
  • 2011
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Environmental Law Career Paths
  • 2010
  • Career Panel
  • Obtaining the Dream “Green” Job in Environmental Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is one of the smartest and most dedicated public interest environmental lawyers with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate. His knowledge of public lands, wildlife and environmental law, combined with his experience and savvy in litigation, makes for a powerful combination in an advocate that is exceeded only by Bill's passion for the work. I endorse Bill without hesitation and often recommend him to other colleagues for advice and potential clients for representation."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Bill on an environmental matter, and find his logic and writing are first rate. Even more importantly, Bill is a public interest, environmental lawyer who works to protect the environment against usually much better financed and resourced adversaries hired by corporate polluters and big government. Winning these kinds of cases requires creativity as well as competence, and Bill possesses both of these in spades."
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Washington Environmental and natural resources Lawyer William Stewart Eubanks II
William Stewart Eubanks II
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 15 years
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