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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
    31 years, 50 cases
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 40%
    31 years, 50 cases
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 10%
    31 years, 25 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    31 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

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1420 5th Ave Ste 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101-1346



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Environmental/Natural Resources LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Volunteer of the Year, College of ArchitectureN/A2007
Top Environmental and Land Use SuperlawyerN/A2005
American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative LawN/A1983
AV RatingN/AN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrinicipalCharles R. Wolfe, Attorney at Law2005 - Present
Affilliate Associate Professor of Urban Design and PlanningUniversity of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning1997 - Present
MemberFoster Pepper Shefelman1995 - 2005
PartnerSchwabe Williamson & Wyatt1992 - 1995
AssociateRobinson & Cole1986 - 1992
AssociateLeSourd & Patten1984 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Urban Land Institute, Seattle District CouncilSilver Sponsor and Leadership, ULI Reality Check2005 - Present
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesMember2005 - Present
Association of Washington BusinessMember2005 - Present
Environmental Land Use Section, Washington State Bar AssociationPast Chair1984 - Present
Planning and Law Division, American Planning AssociationPast Chair1984 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Planning & Environmental LawGoes Far Enough, Costs Just Right: The Morning After Election Day in Washington2007
Planning & Environmental LawBrownfields Planning and Process, A Multidisciplinary Primer2004
UnknownNew Brownfield Law Comes With Big Changes2002
UnknownTurning Brownfields Green is a Team Effort2000
Land Use Law & Zoning DIgestJekyll & Hyde '95: Regulatory Reform in Washington1995
Land Use Law & Zoning DigestRural Cluster Zoning, Survey and Guidelines1990
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1984
Cornell UniversityCity and Regional PlanningMaster of Regional Planning1982
University of WashingtonHistoryB.A. cum laude with Distinction in History1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Environmental Policy Act WorkshopSEPA: An Attorney's View2007
Residential and Mixed Use Redevelopment of Contaminated PropertiesChair, and Cost Recovery Topic2007
Model Toxics Control Act WorkshopFitting the Solution to the Project Types2007
Law Education Institute/Colorado Bar Association National CLEProgram Co-Chair and Due Diligence Topics2007
Brownfields 2007: Towards Sustainable Development in the Puget Sound RegionChair, and Speaker on Transactional and Research Topics2007
A Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law in WashingtonPermitting Process and Special Zoning Tools2007
2007 Planning Law ConferenceSEPA Case Law2007
Urban Land Institute Compact Communities Speaker Series, "Making Zoning Work for Compact Development"Panel Moderator2006
Northwest Environmental SummitPanel Moderator and Presenter, "Brownfields Solutions that Work" and "Thea Foss Waterway Onsite Tour",2006
Model Toxics Contraol Act Workshop"Fitting the Solution to the Project — MTCA and Brownfield Toolbox for Different Project Types"2006
Law Education Institute/Colorado Bar Association National CLEProgram Co-Chair and Moderator/Speaker, "Brownfields Practicum"2006
Land Use and Environmental Due Diligence and Compliance in the New MilleniumProgram Co-Chair and "Assembling the Due Diligence Team."2006
Environmental and Land Use Midyear SeminarModerator and Presenter, "The Development of Redevelopment--The Changing Face of Infill Development"2006
Brownfields Redevelopment in AlaskaBrownfields Funding Issues2006