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
Doug lives on Mercer Island with his wife, son and daughter. When not practicing law,... more
Doug lives on Mercer Island with his wife, son and daughter. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, flyfishing, surfing, scuba diving and exploring. He also has a small hobby oyster farm, producing Kumamoto and Pacific oysters at Camano Island north of Seattle for consumption by his friends and family.
My practice focuses on environmental law and related litigation with emphasis in... more
My practice focuses on environmental law and related litigation with emphasis in hazardous waste regulation, remedial action and cost recovery, and Clean Water Act permitting.I have represented and counseled clients on a wide array of regulatory and compliance issues in multiple environmental areas (CERCLA, RCRA, MTCA, Clean Water Act, and NEPA). As a former Special Assistant US Attorney with t... view profile
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.