Elliott, James D.

Harrisburg, Pa.
717.791.2012 - office
202.361.8215 - mobile


  • Bucknell University, B.A., 1990
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1996


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
Mr. Elliott’s primary areas of practice are civil and criminal environmental law with experience in appellate and district litigation, agency rulemaking, compliance counseling, and administrative adjudication with special emphasis on Clean Air Act matters.

Representative Experience

  • Served as Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee to Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, working closely with members of the Principal Staff Committee, which is composed of the top environmental regulators in the Bay states, and providing input on matters related to promulgation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
  • Represented electric utilities, pulp and paper, chemical manufacturers, and pipeline companies in EPA’s New Source Review enforcement initiatives against these industry sectors
  • Represented electric utilities, chemical manufacturers and meat processors in investigations involving possible criminal enforcement of alleged environmental crimes
  • Represented corporate witnesses and other subjects of criminal investigations, and assisted in responding to grand jury subpoenas
  • Substantial experience representing electric utilities, chemical manufacturers and other industrial companies in a variety of enforcement actions, investigations, rulemakings and other proceedings
  • Represented various industrial, utility and other clients in complex federal appellate litigation involving interstate air pollution regulations
  • Represented numerous industrial clients in federal and state rulemakings pertaining to the Clean Air Act
  • Significant experience in evidence preservation, collection and production, including electronic discovery
  • Extensive experience in appellate and district court litigation

Representative Cases

  • United States v. Westvaco Corp., 144 F.Supp. 2d 439 (D.Md. 2001)
  • Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA, 251 F.3d 1026 (D.C. Cir. 2001)
  • Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA, 249 F.3d 1032 (D.C. Cir. 2001)


  • Speaker at Coal-Based Power Plant Permitting Seminar, March 2006
  • Citizens Advisory Committee to the Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, Former Chair, 2008-2010
  • Pace Environmental Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1995-1996
  • Recipient of The Henry M. Feldschuh Environmental Law Award, 1996
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