Beth Angus Baumstark
JJ moved to North Dakota to join Baumstark Braaten in November of 2014. Prior to entering the legal profession, he developed bioenergy policy for the New Jersey Governor's office and then helped organize several political campaigns across the country. JJ began his legal career with the Southern Environmental Law Center and Earthrise Law Center, where he advocated principally on air quality and mining issues during law school. He has published academic work on the Clean Air Act, served as an editor of the Environmental Law Review, and has experience with the citizen enforcement provisions of the Clean Water Act, federal mining laws, and federal waste management laws. After growing up in several small towns across the East Coast, he looks forward to working with landowners on the Northern Plains.
JJ's practice focuses on North Dakota oil and gas law, plaintiff's federal environmental law, and environmental issues affecting landowners.
- North Dakota
- United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
- United States District Court for the District of Montana
- Lewis & Clark Law School, JD, cum laude, 2014, Cornelius Honor Society
- Swarthmore College, BA, 2009, with major in economics and minors in environmental studies & public policy
- Saving Preemption in the Clean Air Act, 43 Envtl. L. 701 (2013)