The Ayres Law Group

Attorney Profiles


Richard Ayres

Mr. Ayres is one of the nation’s most knowledgeable and well-respected environmental attorneys. He has shaped the Clean Air Act and its implementation in the regulatory process and before the federal courts and Congress since 1970. Consequently, he has an extraordinary understanding of the law and the EPA and Congressional policy processes and working relationships with many environmental policy makers in both public and private sectors. Mr. Ayres may be reached at

Mr. Ayres’s complete biography.




Jessica Olson

Ms. Olson is a graduate of Vermont Law School, home of the nation’s premier environmental law program. She previously worked for Senator James M. Jeffords and as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. Ms. Olson is an expert on climate law and policy. She may be reached at

Ms. Olson’s complete biography.





John Bernetich


Mr. Bernetich received a J.D., magna cum laude, and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy, cum laude, from Vermont Law School. Mr. Bernetich was a law clerk to Judge Peter W. Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He may be reached at

Mr. Bernetich's complete biography.

Professional Staff


Beth Ayres

Beth Ayres studied studio art as an undergraduate and art history as a graduate student, but then went on to a career in administrative work. Mrs. Ayres may be reached at

Mrs. Ayres’s complete biography.

Policy Alerts

Periodically, we provide policy alerts to keep our clients up-to-date on important policy developments and trends as we see them arising. We track the issues that are important to our clients to help you achieve your business and environmental goals.