Elizabeth C. Barton

Of Counsel

F: (860) 881 2457
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Elizabeth "Beth" Barton’s more than 25 years of experience in environmental and land use litigation, permitting and consultation, encompasses involvement at the federal, state and local levels, including for clients involved in manufacturing, energy, real estate, project development and restructuring. She assists a diverse array of clients with resource planning and compliance, project implementation, environmental considerations in transactions, Brownfields’ repurposing, environmental investigation and remediation, and cost recovery and contribution litigation. Beth provides legal services in support of innovative development projects, including large Brownfield restoration projects in Connecticut, such as the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury; smaller urban initiatives, such as the Learning Corridor in Hartford and the Blue Back Square development in West Hartford.

Beth writes and speaks often on land use and environmental topics. She has appeared in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Law360, Connecticut Law Tribune, Bloomberg BNA, Brownfield Renewal and New England Real Estate Journal. She is also very actively involved in leadership positions in her field and the community. Most recently, Beth served on the Connecticut Water Planning Council Steering Committee for development of the State Water Plan.



Education and Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
Tufts University, B.S., magna cum laude
State of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association
National Brownfield Association, Connecticut Chapter, Secretary and Executive Team Member
Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP)
New England Council, Board of Directors
New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE), Board of Directors
Brownfields Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE), Advisory Board
Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Environmental Policies Council Steering Committee
MetroHartford Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Council on the Environment

Recognition and Community


Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Environmental Law, 1993-2024, Litigation - Environmental, 2011-2024

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Environmental  in Connecticut, 2008-2023

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Environmental, 2006-2022

Chosen for inclusion in Band 1 of the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Environmental in Connecticut, 2017-2023

Selected as the Litigation-Environmental Lawyer of the Year for the Hartford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Hartford Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014

Featured in AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers for Energy Environmental and Natural Resources Law by The American Lawyer (ALM Media Properties, LLC) and Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell), 2013

Chosen for inclusion in Who's Who Legal USA (Law Business Research Ltd), Environmental, 2012

Recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune (ALM Media Properties, LLC) Special Edition of "Women In The Law," as a high-achieving woman attorney, 2010

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)

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