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  1. Environmental: 100%
    9 years

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  • Gregory T Hixson

    I worked with Kelly for several years and observed him consistently obtain excellent results for his clients. His knowledge of land use, enviromnetal and natural resources law is exceptional, and, more importantly, he is very skilled at advising clients, negotiating with opponents, and advocating for his clients in the courtroom. I recommend Kelly without hesitation.


    Gregory Hixson Environmental and natural resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Samuel A Rodabough

    Kelly has been my opposing counsel on several matters. He produced a high-quality work product. He also maintained a high level of professionalism, while at the same time being a great advocate for his clients and a worthy opponent.


    Samuel Rodabough Land use and zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Marshal Memorial FellowshipGerman Marshal Fund of the United States2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPhillips Burgess PLLC2012 - 2015
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington Attorney General's Office2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pakootas v. Teck Metals Ltd.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Environmental & Land Use Law NewsletterThe ASARCO Smelter Plume: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA RPPT Mid-YearMTCA/CERCLA Liability in Real Estate Transactions2015
WSBA Environmental and Land Use Section Mid-YearPCHB/SHB Update2015
Shorelands in WashingtonWashington Shoreline Permitting2015
Wetlands in WashingtonCurrent Issues in Wetlands Science and Their Application to Wetlands Permitting and Litigation2014
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionPCHB and SHB Case Update2014
Easements in WashingtonEnvironmental Issues And Easements2014
WSBA ELUL Section CLE - Co-ChairEnvironmental and Land Use Law2013
Wetlands In WashingtonShoreline Management and Wetlands Regulation2013