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Elizabeth Howard

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Portland, OR

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    Oregon - OR 22 years
    North Dakota - ND 21 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2002
    License Expired No misconduct found

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Elizabeth E. Howard is a partner at Dunn Carney, where her practice focuses on water law, environmental and natural resources law, and agricultural law.  She represents her clients in transactions, in court, in negotiations with administrative agencies, and in administrative proceedings at the state and federal level.


Prior to obtaining a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.

Elizabeth was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2001 and to the North Dakota Bar in 2002.  She is admitted to practice in the federal U.S. District Court of Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


She also serves as a board member of the Western Resources Legal Center, was chair of the Agriculture Section of the Oregon State Bar, speaks at community and agriculture organizational meetings, and helps other legal professionals learn about important natural resource issues through continuing legal education seminars.  She is a member of the Oregon Women in Agriculture, the Multnomah County Bar, and is a leader in her local church.  In 2008-2009, Elizabeth was selected for inclusion in Rising Stars in Environmental Law by Oregon Super Lawyers.  In 2009, she was recognized in the Portland Business Journal as one of the most influential young business executives in the Portland Metro area in their Forty under 40 list.


Elizabeth Howard
851 SW 6th Ave Ste 1500
Portland, OR, 97204


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  • Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law
  • JD, magna cum laude
  • 2001
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • North Dakota Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Oregon Women in Agriculture
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2008


  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Newsletter
  • "How Can You Protect Your Dairy from Legal Exposure in the Employee Termination Process?"
  • 2003
  • North Dakota Law Review, Vol.78, No.3
  • "Management of National Grasslands"
  • 2002
  • Beef Producer
  • "Protecting Your Property & Livestock"
  • 2002
  • Small and Emerging Business Journal, Vol.5, No. 1
  • "The Impact of Comprehensive Land Use Regulation on Small and Emerging Businesses"
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Baker County Stockgrowers Meeting
  • Public Lands Update, Gray Wolf Update, Key Water Issues and Other opportunities for the Ag industry
  • 2008
  • 17th annual Oregon Water Law Conference
  • “S.2739: New Federal Law and Oregon Water; Wallowa Dam Rehabilitation”
  • 2008
  • Annual Meeting of Grant County Farm Bureau
  • Protection of Grazing Permits from Legal Challenges by Environmental Groups
  • 2007
  • Silverton Rotary Club
  • Wolves in Oregon
  • 2005
  • Oregon State Bar CLE
  • Water Law Basics
  • 2004
  • Oregon State Bar CLE
  • Water Law Basics
  • 2003
  • Willamette Valley Commercial Realtors Association
  • Due Diligence on Wetlands and Environmental Contamination
  • 2002
  • Prudential Realtors
  • Due Diligence on Wetlands and Environmental Contamination
  • 2002
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Portland Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Elizabeth Howard
Elizabeth Howard
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 22 years