Maddie Kadas brings over twenty years of experience providing strategic and solutions-oriented compliance counseling on a broad range of U.S. and Latin American environmental, health and safety standards. Her portfolio includes compliance audit oversight and support, high-stakes enforcement matters and transactions. Maddie founded the Firm’s Texas Office and served as its first Managing Shareholder. Fluent in Spanish, she leads the Firm’s Latin American Practice.
Maddie is listed in The Best Lawyers in America , Environmental Law , editions 2015-2018; Who's Who Legal: Environment 2016 and 2017; and the 2017 edition of Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession . Latinvex recognized Maddie as one of Latin America’s top 100 female lawyers from 2014-2017 and named her one of the Region’s top 100 lawyers overall in 2017.
Maddie is a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains a pro bono political asylum and international human rights practice. Maddie received the American Gateways 2015 Access to Justice Award in recognition of her work leading a coalition of law firms representing a Mexican politician and his extended family seeking political asylum and withholding under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Maddie was a staff attorney at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and interned with the Centro Méxicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA). From 1988-1990, she served in the United States Peace Corps in Guatemala.