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  1. Environmental: 75%
    40 years, 100 cases
  2. Energy: 25%
    37 years, 30 cases

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2300
Portland, OR, 97201-5630


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Leading Business Lawyers - EnvironmentChambers USA2006
Oregon Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Oregon Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
“Portland’s Best Lawyers” in energy law and environmentalPortland Monthly Magazine2006
“Best Lawyers in America” in Environmental, Energy and WaterWoodward/White, Inc.2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and Chair, Natural Resources Practice GroupDavis Wright Tremaine LLP1984 - Present
AssociateRankin McMurry1983 - 1984
Deputy City AttorneyCity of Portland1979 - 1983
Staff CounselState Water Resources Control Board1976 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Environmental LawyersFirst President2007 - Present
Lex Mundi Environmental Practice GroupFormer Chair1988 - Present
DWT Natural Resources Practice GroupChair1984 - Present
Oregon State Bar's Environmental and Natural Resources SectionFormer Chair1984 - 1986
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and ResourcesMember1980 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1979 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
DWT Environmental Advisory BulletinSupreme Court Limits Reach of Endangered Species ActN/A
DWT Environmental Advisory BulletinCorps and EPA Issue Post-Rapanos Guidance for Wetlands DeterminationsN/A
DWT Environmental Advisory BulletinNinth Circuit Affirms Judge Redden’s Remand of NMFS’s 2004 Biological Opinion for Federal Columbia River Power SystemN/A
DWT Environmental Advisory BulletinSupreme Court Supports EPA Clean Air Act Interpretation Against Duke EnergyN/A
Oregon State Bar Professional Liability FundThe Environmental Law Handbook: A Malpractice Avoidance Guide for Every Oregon LawyerN/A
Oregon Law Institute Treatise, Environmental Law for Oregon PractitionersWater ChapterN/A
American Bar Association, BrownfieldsOregon ChapterN/A
Northwest ReportsThe Oasis Project: New Water for Oregon GrowersN/A
The Water ReportSupreme Court Limits ESA: National Home Builders v. Defenders of WildlifeN/A
Oregon InsiderCorps/EPA Wetlands Policy: Post-Rapanos Guidance Issued for Wetlands DeterminationN/A
The Water ReportWater Transfers & the Clean Water ActN/A
The Water ReportNPDES Permits & Water Transfers: Post-Miccosukee Court in Florida Finds NPDES Permit NecessaryN/A
The Water ReportState Authority and Hydropower: S. D. Warren v. MaineN/A
Oregon InsiderClean Water Act in the CourtsN/A
Oregon InsiderKlamath Decisions: Court Rulings on ‘Takings’ and BIOP/RPA SufficiencyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Citrus Belt Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A