Law and Science Together
for the Environment

5803 Staples Mills Road
Richmond, VA 23228

804.419.6576

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Attorney Profiles

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David S. Bailey Virginia and D.C. General Manager and Senior Counsel
Tammy Belinsky Virginia Associate Counsel
 

 

David S. Bailey, General Manager and Senior Counsel

Profile

David Bailey is an attorney with a science background and over 30 years' experience with environmental issues in the regulatory and non-profit sector.

Education

  • B.S. Biology, Virginia Tech, 1967
  • M.S. Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1975
  • J.D. Law, University of Richmond, 1985

Employment experience

  • Private law practice, 1994–Present

Representation of private citizens and organizations on issues involving environmental science and law

  • Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law (1994–2001)

Staff attorney for environmental justice project

  • Environmental Defense Fund (1982–1994)

Senior attorney/scientist and director of Virginia Office
Scientific research/litigation on national and state environmental issues with emphasis on permits, standards and policy decisions involving water, air, toxins, solid waste and endangered species

  • Virginia State Water Control Board (1967–1982)

Director, Bureau of Enforcement (1976–1982)
Responsible for all administrative enforcement of state water laws
Responsible for ecological evaluations of water quality statewide

  • Field Biologist (1967–1972)

Field investigation of fish kills, oil spills and general environmental assessment

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Tammy L. Belinsky, Associate Counsel

Legal career

Tammy Belinsky earned her law degree at the University of Richmond in 1999 following a career as a water-quality regulator with Virginia's Water Control Board and Department of Environmental Quality. Ms. Belinsky practiced domestic relations law with the Legal Aid office in Roanoke, Virginia, before associating as co-counsel with David Bailey on land use and personal injury cases in 2000. Previously, Ms. Belinsky was employed by a non-profit environmental law firm focusing on issues concerning endangered species and on the management of the forestland, private and public, in Virginia.

 

Ms. Belinsky is the Secretary of the Floyd County Bar Association and a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Education

  • A.A.S. Environmental Technology and Engineering, Paul Smith's College, 1981
  • B.S. Public Health (Environmental Science and Engineering), University of North Carolina, 1983
  • M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988
  • J.D., University of Richmond, 1999

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