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Allan Bakalian’s practice focuses on environmental matters, real estate and land use, regulatory compliance, hazardous waste clean up, natural resource protection and environmental litigation.  He has practiced environmental law for over twenty years in the public and private sectors.  Allan was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle, Senior Corporate Counsel for Univar USA, a multi-national corporation, and has been advising and representing clients in private practice since 2001.  He has counseled and successfully represented individuals and businesses in numerous environmental, land use, enforcement, permitting and real estate matters and disputes, administrative appeals and litigation.  Allan is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon, and represents clients in both states.  


Allan lives in Woodinville, WA with his family.  He enjoys traveling and is an avid skier, squash and soccer player (and youth coach).   



Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 40%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Administrative Law: 5%


Payment types:

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  • Heather J Pearce

    I had the good fortune of working as an independent contractor for Allan at Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller several years ago on a MTCA/hazardous waste litigation matter, providing support to Allan in discovery and motions practice in that case. I found Allan to be an extremely knowledgeable and conscientious attorney who provided excellent attention to his clients. I have also co-presented at a real estate CLE with Allan and continue to appreciate his expertise in the area of environmental and hazardous waste law. He is a thoughtful and dedicated attorney.


    Heather Pearce Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


4020 Lake Washington Blvd. NE
Suite 100
Kirkland, WA, 98033


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderZeno Drake Bakalian P.S.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
East King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
U.S. District Court - District of OregonMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1985 - Present
U.S. District Court - Western District of WashingtonMember1985 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ETU, Inc. and Ed Niemi Oil Company, Inc. v. Environmental Quality CommissionN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
St Lawrence UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SEPA: State Environmental Policy Act in WashingtonSEPA Overview and Emerging Issues2008
Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and ZoningStay on Top of Environmental Considerations2008
Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation in WashingtonIndustrial Storm Water Permits2008
Washington Environmental Clean Up ConferenceLatest Legal Developments Under CERCLA and MTCA2007
Current Issues in Storm Water RegulationWetlands Regulations and Emerging Issues2007
Current Issues in Stormwater and Wetland Regulations in WashingtonCurrent Issues in Stormwater and Wetland Regulations in Washington2006