Susannah Landes Weaver
Contact Info1008 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Susannah Landes Weaver's practice is focused on complex environmental and appellate litigation in the federal courts. She is a member of the District of Columbia bar, as well as the bar of the Supreme Court and numerous federal court bars.
While at Donahue, Goldberg, Weaver & Littleton, Susannah has successfully led coalitions of environmental, public health, and citizen organizations in defending regulatory protections and challenging attempts to roll them back. Teaming up with state attorneys general, progressive companies, scientists, think tanks, and law professors, Susannah has won numerous cases, achieving pollution reductions from oil and gas sources, super-polluting trucks, power plants, and landfills, among others. Clients prize Susannah's sharp legal mind, her fierce advocacy, her ability to build broad coalitions and plan strategically, and her dedication to environmental progress.
A summa cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (and current member of the Law Center's Board of Visitors), Susannah served as law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, and Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. of the District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Donahue, Goldberg, Weaver & Littleton, Susannah was an attorney in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Group.
Susannah's interest in environmental law, policy, and science began when she was an undergraduate concentrating in ecology at Harvard University. She began her career at the Boston Public Health Commission, where she launched an initiative to reduce the City's greenhouse gas footprint. She then moved to Capitol Hill, as a professional staff member for the House of Representatives Committee on Science. There, Susannah focused on environmental policy and law, organizing hearings on topics including particulate matter pollution, climate change, forest fires, and endangered species, and worked to advance progressive environmental legislation. During law school, Susannah helped Professor Lisa Heinzerling draft the petition for certiorari and merits briefs in the successful Massachusetts v. EPA litigation in the Supreme Court.
Susannah resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two children.