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Zach is a member of Graham & Dunn's Natural Resources, Energy & Manufacturing Industries team. His principal areas of practice include environmental and natural resources law, land use, and eminent domain. During Zach's time at Graham & Dunn, he has had the opportunity to play a key role in various natural resources, environmental, and land use matters ranging from Endangered Species Act litigation, to major industrial accidents, to high-profile land use disputes. He has been selected as a "Rising Star" for environmental law in Washington for the past three years, and was recently featured in Super Lawyers magazine for his outstanding pro bono work. Earlier this year, Zach was elected as Secretary of the King County Bar Association's Environmental and Land Use Section.

Zach brings to Graham & Dunn a legal education rooted in a strong technical background. Prior to attending law school, he earned a degree in Biology and worked for several years in the Biotechnology industry. This strong technical background allows Zach to better understand his clients' business and legal needs in the often-technical fields of environmental and natural resources law. His environmental practice includes all aspects of regulatory compliance and permitting, contaminated properties, insurance coverage, enforcement and litigation, and emergency response.

Zach also works with our Condemnation practice team and has significant experience representing both municipal agencies and property owners in condemnation proceedings. Although Zach's practice focuses primarily on litigation, he also handles transactional matters, with experience in environmental and real estate due diligence. Finally, Zach is a member of Graham & Dunn's Green Tech practice team and contributes regularly to the team's blog at


Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 25%

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Graham & Dunn

Pier 70
2801 Alaskan Way ~ Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98121-1128


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Environmental LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising Star - Environmental LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising Star - Environmental LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderGraham & Dunn, PC2006 - Present
Summer AssociateGraham & Dunn, PC2005 - 2006
Legal InternSeattle City Attorney's Office2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use SectionSecretary2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
ALI-ABA Course of StudyWhat Happens When The Project Fails?2007
Proceedings of the Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent DomainNichols on Eminent Domain2007
Over and Under: A Practical Guide to the Condemnation of Aerial Guideway and Tunnel EasementsProceedings of the Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain2006
King County Bar AssociationEminent Domain; Washington Lawyers’ Practice Manual (Part Eighteen)2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Pacific Lutheran UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999