I believe that most lawyers resolve rather than create conflict. I believe that we... more
I believe that most lawyers resolve rather than create conflict. I believe that we are called to create more justice, not be content with the injustice inherent in the status quo. In the future, the law will serve every day people and I devote myself to creating that future in my lifetime.
John Ray Nelson has represented clients from around the world in state and federal... more
John Ray Nelson has represented clients from around the world in state and federal courts throughout the Northwest United States in a broad variety of civil cases, including all types of intellectual property matters, environmental cases, employment claims and complex commercial matters ranging from securities claims to real estate cases.
I have an active land use and real property practice, primarily focused in Eastern... more
I have an active land use and real property practice, primarily focused in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Over the last few years my practice has invovled representing lenders and investors in foreclosures of commercial projects. This work has expanded my understanding not only of the legal aspects related to the use and development of real estate, but also real estate financing, title ins... view profile
Nathan Smith practices primarily in the areas of land use, environmental, municipal,... more
Nathan Smith practices primarily in the areas of land use, environmental, municipal, water, and real estate law. Nathan has experience assisting in the procurement of land use entitlements, the representation of clients before local permitting authorities and representation in land use appeals. Nathan also works on issues involving water rights. Nathancounsels and advises municipal entities... 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.