I represent public and private clients in complex environmental civil litigation and... more
I represent public and private clients in complex environmental civil litigation and regulatory matters. I have conducted both trial and appellate litigation in federal and state tribunals across the country, including the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, Eastern District of New York, New York and Oregon state trial courts, and Virginia State Corporation Commission. I regularly handl... view profile
Steve grew up in the arid West, where he learned at an early age that Western... more
Steve grew up in the arid West, where he learned at an early age that Western history, politics, and power are all closely linked by our most precious resource water. He gained an appreciation for Western water and land issues by spending many hours accompanying his father's geology field trips around the mountains and plains of the Rocky Mountain region and by spending his summers workin... view profile
Prior to joining Lane Powell, I was the Oregon Governor's (Ted Kulongoski)... more
Prior to joining Lane Powell, I was the Oregon Governor's (Ted Kulongoski) Sustainability Policy Advisor for seven years, and helped shape Oregon's nationally recognized renewable energy and climate change policy during that time. At Lane Powell, I assist clients in developing all forms of renewable energy projects withfinancing, siting, and power agreements. I also advise clients on how... view profile
Dustin Till's practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation, and he has... more
Dustin Till's practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation, and he has specialized experience with natural resource, permitting, and environmental review issues in the Pacific Northwest. Dustin represents clients in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Missouri. He has appeared before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, federal district court, and the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Environmental / natural resources lawyers deal with the government's rules for the use of natural resources, such as air, land, and water. These attorneys also typically have experience working with the government agencies that regulate natural resources, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or a state Bureau of Land Management. If you are a business owner that may have caused pollution (for example, your underground oil tank leaked), or if you want to use a natural resource for your personal use (for example, water from a river to irrigate your property), an environmental lawyer or a natural resources lawyer can help you understand the complex laws in this area and how to avoid problems.