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Samuel Wilmore Plauche IV

Samuel Wilmore Plauche IV

also known as Billy Plauché

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Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 55%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 35%
  3. Litigation: 10%

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Contact Info

Plauché & Carr LLP

811 First Avenue, Suite 630
Seattle, WA, 98104


LAEligible to practice law199009/03/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Natural Resources Law, Environmental LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Best Lawyer, Natural Resources Law, Environmental LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Natural Resources Law, Environmental LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyer, Natural Resources Law, Environmental LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerPlauché & Carr LLP2009 - Present
PartnerBuck & Gordon LLP/GordonDerr LLP1999 - 2009
AssociateBuck & Gordon LLP/GordonDerr LLP1995 - 1998
Trial AttorneyUS Dept Of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource Division1991 - 1995
Law ClerkHonorable Frank J. Polozola, U.S. District Court - Middle District of Louisiana1990 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationEnvironment and Land Use Law Section, MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationEnvironment, Energy and Resources Section, MemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationEnvironmental and Land Use Law Section, MemberN/A
Environmental Law InstituteN/AN/A
Interstate Shellfish Sanitation CommissionMemberN/A
Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers AssociationMemberN/A
California Aquaculture AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)MemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Louisiana State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Conference on Natural Resource DamagesDeepwater Horizon Assessment Status and Lessons Learned (So Far)2012
2011 Environmental and Land Use Law Section Midyear Meeting and Seminar UnionThe Gulf Oil Spill: Implications for the Puget Sound2011
Marine Shoreline Development and PermittingPermitting Marine Aquaculture Projects and Nuts and Bolts of Permitting a Marine Shoreline Project2009
63rd Annual Shellfish ConferenceNavigating the Regulatory Maze: Regulatory Processes Facing Shellfish Growers2009
62nd Annual Shellfish ConferenceUpdate on New Permits, Regulations, Legal Issues2008
NOAA, Coastal Zone 2007National Trends in Shellfish Aquaculture Productions, Policy, and Regulation–Planning and Regulatory Tools for Coastal Planners2007
National Marine Aquaculture Summit: Aquaculture 2007–Making It Work for AmericaLegislation and Regulation for Marine Aquaculture2007
61st Annual Membership Meeting and Shellfish Growers ConferenceLaw, Science, and Politics: Staying Alive in the Regulatory Labyrinth2007