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Connie Sue Martin has more than a decade of environmental law experience. Her practice focuses on environmental and natural resource litigation, with special expertise as counsel for Indian tribes, particularly in natural resource damage claims. Connie Sue has represented clients in dozens of environmental matters, including citizen suits under CERCLA and the CWA, CERCLA and MTCA contribution and cost recovery cases, FERC proceedings, and challenges to land use permit decisions and water rights.


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  1. Environmental: 100%
    20 years

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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2300
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBullivant Houser Bailey2008 - Present
AttorneyMarten Law Group PLLC2006 - 2008
PartnerThe Nadler Law Group PLLC2005 - 2006
Associate, then PartnerShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC1996 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarN/A2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals Ltd.Defeated Teck Cominco's Motion to Dismiss
Thola v. HenschellSuccessfully prosecuted Trade Secrets Act claim
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee NewsletterYakama Tribe v. United States: Forcing PRPs to Pay for NRD Assessments2007
ABA Water Quality and Wetlands Committee NewsletterFriends of Pinto Creek v. EPA: No Permit for Discharge of Pollutants into an Already-Impaired Waterway2007
Washington State Bar Environmental & Land Use Law NewsletterWashington State Extends Oil Spill Rules to BioFuels and Increases Spill Penalties2007
Outlook Newsletter, Oregon State Bar, Environment & Natural Resources SectionCase Notes: U.S. v. Truckee-Carson Irrigation Dist.2006
Outlook Newsletter, Oregon State Bar, Environment & Natural Resources SectionCase Notes: Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe v. Ryan2006
Outlook Newsletter at 14-15, Oregon State Bar, Environment & Natural Resources SectionCase Notes: Bonnichsen v. United States2004
Daily Journal of CommerceThreatened species in an urban environment: Chinook salmon and the 4(d) rule.2000
University of Montana Public Land & Resources Law ReviewSpiritual and Cultural Resources as a Component of Tribal Natural Resource Damage Claims1999
Daily Journal of CommerceInto the Breach: Restoring Rivers, Relicensing Dams.1999
Daily Journal of CommerceWill Salmon Listing Endanger Developers?1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Hawaii, ManoaPsychologyMA - Masters1993
Ohio State University, ColumbusPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction in Indian Country, 5th International ConferenceImplications of Permitting and Development in Indian Country2008
Tribal Energy in the NorthwestEnvironmental Compliance for Hazardous Waste2007
Environmental and Land Use Law: What You Need to Know for 2008The CERCLA Sleeping Giant Awakens? Natural Resource Damage Actions in the Wake of Yakama v. U.S.2007
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Indian Law CLETribal Resource Protection2006
Environmental & Natural Resources Law on the ReservationInjury to Cultural and Spiritual Resources as a Component of Tribal Natural Resource Damage Claims2004
Environmental & Natural Resources Law on the ReservationThe Role of Tribal Governments in the Re-Licensing of Hydro-Electric Projects2002