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I would be pleased to talk with you about your legal needs. Please feel free to call me at (206) 370-6587 for a free consultation.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 50%
    23 years, 50 cases
  2. Energy & Utilities: 25%
    23 years, 50 cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    23 years, 50 cases



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K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Green Diamond HCP AwardGreen Diamond Timber Company2007
Forest and Fish HCP AwardWashington Forest Protection Association2006
Rising StarsN/A2002
North Umpqua Settlement AgreementPacifiCorp2002
Dept. of Commerce Bronze Medal for State/Federal PartnershipsFederal Government1999
Outstanding Appellate BriefNorthwestern School of Law1995
Research AssociateN/A1993
Outstanding Biology MajorAquinas College1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyKL Gates LLP2005 - Present
AttorneyStoel Rives LLP1999 - 2005
Law ClerkDepartment of Commerce1997 - 1997
Law ClerkDepartment of Interior1996 - 1996
Regional Policy Advisor, Endangered SpeciesDepartment of Commerce1994 - 1999
Policy AdvisorFederal Energy Regulatory Commission1993 - 1994
Fishery TechnicianState of Alaska, Dept. of Fish and Game1990 - 1990
Environmental TechnicianState of Michigan1988 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Puget Sound ESA Business CoalitionChair2004 - Present
Washington Forest Protection AssociationLegal Comittee2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Bar AssociationDefining the Scope of a General Mineral Reservation in Washington, and Practical Tips for Drafting a Mineral Reservation2005
Dept. of Commerce PublicationThe Habitat Approach: Implementation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act for Actions Affecting the Habitat of Pacific Anadromous Salmonids1999
Fordham Environmental Law ReviewEffect of ESA Listings on the Operation of FERC—Licensed Projects: The Hells Canyon Example and Beyond1999
Department of Commerce PublicationFactors of Decline of Pacific Salmon1998
Federal RegisterDefinition of Harm under the ESA1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of LawLaw (Environmental Certificate)JD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonNatural Resources ManagementM.S.1993
Aquinas College (Nashville, TN)Biology/ChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Regional Endangered Species Act ConferenceEndangered Species and Project Permitting2007
Land Use LawEnvironmental Law2007
Idaho Water Law ConferenceWater Law2007
Alternative Energy SeminarAlternative Energy Topics2007
Washington Wetlands ConfereceWetlands Law and Environmental Law2006
Regional Hydropower ConferenceEnvironmental Law2006
Northwest Hydropower ConferenceEnergy Developments and Environmental Issues2006
Northwest Environmental SummitEnvironmental Law2006
King County Bar AssociationHabitat Conservation Plans2006
Chair, Regional ESA ConferenceEnvironmental Law and Endangered Species2006
Chair, Regional ESA ConferenceEnvironmental and Endangered Species2005
Regional ESA ConferenceEnvironmental Law2004
Alaska Environmental ConferenceEnvironmental Law2004
Chair, Regional ESA ConferenceESA and Environmental Law2003
Airports ConferenceEnvironmental Law at Airports2001