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Thank you for your interest in finding top-notch legal help for your complex environmental or energy-related concerns. I will bring the depth and variety of 25 years of legal experience to bear in reaching a good result in an efficient manner. Good judgment, common sense, and hard work, combined with great legal skills - a winning combination.


Practice areas


  1. Energy: 50%
    34 years
  2. Environmental: 50%
    34 years

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305 S 4th St E Ste 100
Missoula, MT, 59801

19th Flr
10250 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90067



NDAuthorized to practice law201207/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Achievement AwardU.S. Department of Justice2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselChristensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil and Shapiro, LLP2007 - Present
Of CounselBullivant Houser Bailey2005 - 2007
Assistant General CounselPort of Portland2002 - 2004
Trial AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1999 - 2002
Attorneyprivate practice in Montana1983 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar AssociationChair, Federal Practice & Procedure Committee2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
National Wildlife Federation et al vs. National Marine Fisheries Service et al.pending
Steadfast Insurance Company v. United Statespending
Kim v. ConocoPhillipspending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Storm Water SolutionsLegal Aspects of Storm Water Management for Airports2007
The Water ReportRecent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Federal Columbia River Hydropower System Appeal2007
Oregon State Bar Environmental DeskbookNEPA update2006
Airport BusinessEPA Scrutinizes Deicing2006
Air Safety WeekDeicing Questionnaire Will Catch Some Airports By Surprise2006
Oregon InsiderChallenges To Development on the Waterfront2006
Portland Business JournalMetro Nears Approval of Habitat Protection Plan2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Montana School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MontanaN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mighty ColumbiaImpact of Recent Court Rulings on Columbia River2007
Big Sky Annual Energy ForumLegal Developments on Climate Change2007
17th Annual Stormwater & Deicing ConferenceImpact of Climate Change on Stormwater Management2007