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Brian Trevor Hodges

Brian Trevor Hodges

Practice areas:

Appeals, Constitutional, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Litigation

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Swedish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Appeals: 50%
    14 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    11 years
  3. Constitutional: 20%
    14 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    14 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    14 years

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Contact Info

Pacific Legal Foundation

10940 NE 33rd Pl., Suite 210
Bellevue, WA, 98004-1432

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200905/16/2015
WAActive200105/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
McFarland AwardCitizens' Alliance for Property Rights2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal Attorney/Managing AttorneyPacific Legal Foundation2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyLybeck Murphy, LLP2003 - 2006
Judicial ClerkWashington State Court of Appeals, Division I2001 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAt Large Member2003 - 2004
Public EducationChairman2002 - 2004
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Coeur Alaska Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation CouncilPositive decision of US Supreme Court
Leu v. International Boundary CommissionPositive decision of the Ninth Circuit
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Mgmt. Distr.Victory at US Supreme Court

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Vermont Law Review (forthcoming)When the Common Law Runs Into the Constitution: The Train Wreck Avoided in Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States2014
41 B.C. Envt'l Affairs L. Rev 365Will Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States Provide a Permanent Fix for Temporary Takings?2014
JuristBrandt v. United States: Will Property Law Doom Rail Trails?2014
Federalist Society Engage v 14(1)Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and Its Implications for Takings Law2013
JuristBrandt v. US: Should the Common Law of Property be Scrapped?2013
Building InsightU.S. Supreme Court decision limiting exactions will have big impacts in the Pacific Northwest2013
Federalist Society Engage v14(1)Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States: a Temporary Fix for Temporary Takings?2013
65(3) Planning & Environmental LawArkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States: U.S. Supreme Court Disapproves of Per Se Defenses in Takings Cases2013
Building InsightCan government force you to pay for your rights?2013
MRSC WashingtonThe Koontz Case: Implications in Washington State2013
PLF White PaperProtecting Property Rights Under Washington’s Growth Management Act2011
Environmental LawHave Washington Courts Lost Essential Nexus to the Precautionary Principle? Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims2010
Georgetown International Environmental Law ReviewThe Grass is Always Greener: Foreign Investor Actions Against Environmental Regulations Under NAFTA’s Chapter 11, S.D. Myers v. Canada2001
Journal of Environmental Law and LitigationThe Cracking Facade of the International Whaling Commission as an Institution of International Law: Norwegian Small-Type Whaling and the Aboriginal Subsistence Exemption2000
Thesis, University of WashingtonReconceptualizing Regions: The Fixed link at Oresund and the Restructuring of Identity in Malmo-Lund1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of WashingtonScandinavian Area StudiesMA - Masters1998
University of WashingtonSwedish Language & Literature/Scandinavian Area StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys Annual MeetingThe Koontz Case: Implications in Washington State2013
Growth Management ActNon-Conforming Uses, Vested Rights, and Regulatory Takings Cases With Implications for Washington’s Growth Management Act2013
Federalist Society chapterKoontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: How the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Takings Ruling Will Impact You2013
Building Industry Ass’n of Wash. Annual ConferenceKoontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District: Implications for Washington Builders2013
Shoreline Management & PermittingExisting Development: Resolving Issues Relating to Setbacks, Buffers and Vegetation2012
Regulatory TakingsThe Unconstitutional Conditions Doctrine: A Reexamination of the Doctrine’s Application to Regulatory Takings2012
Regulatory TakingsRevisiting Temporary Takings: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States2012
Shoreline Master Program UpdatesMitigation, Enhancement, and Restoration: How Far is Too Far?2011
Regulatory TakingsIncentive Zoning and TDRs: Takings or Giveaways?2011
Family Forest ConferenceIntroduction to Regulatory Takings, Forest & Fish Rules and the Law: Takings Impacts on Small Forest Landowners2010
Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights Shorelines WorkshopThe Changing Regulatory Environment of Shoreline Critical Areas – the SMA, GMA, Futurewise, and the Future2010
CAPR Shorelines WorkshopThe Changing Regulatory Environment of Shoreline Critical Areas – the SMA, GMA, Futurewise, and the Future2010
American Farm Bureau Leadership ConferenceCurrent Cases Affecting Farmers2010
Preserving the American Dream ConferenceSecuring Property Rights in Rural Areas2009
Hot Topics in Land Use and Environmental LawCitizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims – The Impact of RCW 82.02.020 on All Things Land Use2009
Hot Topics in Land Use and Environmental LawCitizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims – The Impact of RCW 82.02.020 on All Things Land Use2009
Environmental Law UpdatesWhat Does the Future Hold for King County’s Critical Area Ordinance after Citizens’2008
Annual Growth Management Act ConferenceThe Implications of Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims on Development Regulations,2008
Washington Farm Bureau Annual ConferenceDesignating and Protecting Critical Areas Under the Growth Management Act After Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board2007
Growth Management ActPolicy Priorities for the Growth Management Act: Protecting Property Rights2007
Dangerous Liaisons: Politics, Culture, AcademiaReconceptualizing Regions: the Role of Rhetoric in the Creation of the Oresund Region1998
88th annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies conferenceReconceptualizing Regions: The Fixed Link at Oresund and the Restructuring of Malmo-Lund1998
87th annual SASS conferenceBödeln, Lagerkvist, and a German Whistle Concert1997