Katrina is an associate at Beveridge & Diamond, representing businesses and trade
associations in complex environmental and toxic tort litigation and advising clients on
As Deputy Chair of Beveridge & Diamond’s Litigation and Waste Management &
Recycling practice groups, Katrina’s practice focuses on defending state and federal
class and mass actions, citizen suits, and enforcement actions. Her experience spans
opposing class certification with strong expert evidence, seeking dismissal of nuisance
and negligence claims, advocating for her clients in administrative hearings, and
litigating agency approvals for projects.
Katrina is also versed in NEPA issues, wetlands regulation, federal species protection
laws, and land use law. She helps clients navigate permitting processes for large
interstate projects and work with state and federal regulators to achieve their project
Katrina’s experience includes:
Defeating class certification in a breach of contract suit involving 20,000
commercial waste collection customers in Florida district court.
Obtaining dismissal of three putative class actions alleging landfills emitted
nuisance odors before class certification practice.
Obtaining dismissal prior to discovery of six personal injury suits alleging harm
from PFAS and other chemicals in New Jersey federal court.
Defeating class certification in a federal action against a waste-to-energy facility
alleging nuisance odors.
Serving as ESA counsel for a large interstate energy project.
I enjoy working in the dynamic field of environmental law and becoming well versed in emerging contaminant, odor, and species issues so that I can effectively represent my clients.