Eva Dillard ~ Staff Attorney
Eva Dillard became Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Staff Attorney in 2010. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her practice has been split between litigation and advising clients in both the public and private sector. She is a former Senior Counsel for Environmental Compliance in the Office of the General Counsel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, D. C.
As Staff Attorney, Eva represents Black Warrior Riverkeeper on legal matters regarding pollution prevention and environmental enforcement; works with our Riverkeeper and Enforcement Coordinator on pollution investigations, file reviews, permit research, document procurement, and public comments; communicates with polluters and their attorneys to encourage environmental compliance and pollution prevention upgrades; and coordinates the work of our legal volunteers and interns.
Eva is a past president of the Homewood City Schools Foundation. She serves on the steering committee for Rethink280, a grassroots citizens’ organization pursuing sensible, sustainable and cost effective solutions for traffic congestion along the U.S. 280 corridor in Birmingham. She is also a founding board member of the Environmental Defense Alliance, an Alabama organization formed for the conservation, preservation, protection, maintenance, improvement, and enhancement of human health and the environment on behalf of its members and the public.
With husband Mark and son Jay, she lives in Homewood where she is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.
Photo by David Garrett