Kevin J. Beaton

Kevin J. Beaton


Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 2005

Boise, Idaho

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Mining Law

Water Law

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Kevin Beaton is a partner of Stoel Rives who represents industrial, municipal, and other clients on all aspects of NPDES wastewater and stormwater discharge permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA), and indirect discharge permits to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). These matters include negotiating permit terms, defending and challenging agency permit decisions, providing compliance advice, and defending against agency and citizen enforcement actions. Kevin has assisted on the permitting of a number of mines in Idaho under both state and federal permitting requirements. Kevin frequently advises clients on contaminated properties and issues related to sale and cleanup of such properties. Kevin’s philosophy on practicing law is to work closely with clients and their technical consultants in providing strategic advice and resolving issues with agencies and third parties when possible.

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Location

  • 101 South Capitol Boulevard, Suite 1900
    Boise, ID 83702-7705

Education

  • George Washington University Law School , J.D., graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, Idaho State Bar

Affiliations

  • American College of Environmental Lawyers - Fellow

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

113 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

37 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Water Law, Boise (2022)
  • Litigation - Environmental, Boise (2021)
  • Environmental Law, Boise (2020)
  • Water Law, Boise (2020)
  • Litigation - Environmental, Boise (2018)
  • Water Law, Boise (2016)
  • Environmental Law, Boise (2015)
  • Litigation - Environmental, Boise (2015)
  • Litigation - Environmental, Boise (2012)
  • Environmental Law, Boise (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Mining Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law

Special Focus

  • Agribusiness
  • Clean Water Act

Awards:

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Idaho) by Chambers USA (currently: Natural Resources & Environment), 2006-present
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental Litigation), 2007-present

"Kevin Beaton brings deep experience to bear on environmental issues, particularly in Idaho. He is able to help navigate issues and even legal challenges in a thoughtful way, preserving important relationships even through conflicts."

- Bruce Howard (Avista Corporation)

"Kevin Beaton has solid knowledge in several environmental areas."

"Kevin Beaton is hard working, easy, and fun to work with. He is willing and able to explain complex legal issues in terms lay people can understand."

- Jack Lyman (Idaho Mining Association, Inc.), Boise, ID

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