Successfully defended Cruise Terminals of America against citizen suit claiming it was required to obtain coverage under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit.
Defended SSA Containers in Clean Water Act citizen suit seeking millions of dollars in relief for alleged violations of Industrial Stormwater General Permit.
Successfully defended petroleum-delivery company against $1.5 million MTCA arranger-liability and transporter-liability claim.
Co-counsel for Energy Northwest in successful defense against third-party attack on the re-issuance of its NPDES permit.
Co-counsel for Dow Chemical Company in successful defense against third-party MTCA-liability claim.
Co-counsel for City of Seattle in matters relating to the allocation of tens of millions of dollars in contaminated sediment cleanup around Gas Works Park.
Represented the purchaser of an operating RCRA facility in multi-million dollar transaction.
Defended client in challenge to penalty arising from the accidental spill of petroleum products and obtained a significantly reduced penalty.
Regularly represent clients in broad array of Model Toxics Control Act, Clean Water Act, and other environmental matters.
REAL ESTATE/LAND USE
Regularly represents property owners in a broad variety of real estate and land use disputes, including easement disputes, property line disagreements, timber trespass claims, tidelands disputes, and claims relating to the violation of restrictive covenants.
Represent numerous homeowners associations in a broad variety of matters, including enforcement of restrictive covenants and preparation and review of Bylaws and other governing documents.
Co-counsel in pro bono matter for two families defrauded by a landlord who had been engaged in a long-term systematic practice of keeping deposits of potential tenants but not renting to them. Both families lost deposits under $1000. Obtained $105,000 judgment against the landlord as well as an injunction preventing the landlord from engaging in future rental of housing units.
Successfully represented animal-feed manufacturer in product liability/Consumer Protection Act lawsuit brought by ranch owner.
Key member of team that successfully defended City of Tacoma against $6 billion damages claim brought by the Skokomish Indian Tribe.