A Successful Track Record Focused on Achieving Business Results
Our lawyers are skilled advocates for our clients. We have a successful track record of litigating a wide range of environmental and energy matters, and also are experienced in mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Whether we are working on complex multiparty proceedings or defending a permit appeal, we bring the same common sense, business-oriented approach to our work, because we know that clients want results, and that litigation is simply a tool for getting them.
Skilled in Environmental Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration
We regularly handle cases before a variety of administrative agencies across the country. We represent clients in cases under all major federal environmental statutory regimes and state counterparts, including cost recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA and MTCA, and cases involving environmental permitting under NEPA, SEPA, Washington’s Growth Management Act, and Washington’s Shoreline Management Act. We also have handled numerous Clean Water Act citizen suits, and challenges to agency rulemakings under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act, and Administrative Procedures Act. Our attorneys routinely represent clients in federal and state administrative proceedings, including proceedings before FERC on energy-related matters, and in administrative permit appeals and enforcement actions.
We understand that litigation can be costly and disruptive. The best way to minimize that disruption is to help our clients avoid a dispute in the first place or, if a dispute is unavoidable, by making sure that our clients are positioned to obtain the best result at the lowest possible cost.
Our approach is always to outline a comprehensive strategy before commencing litigation, including a litigation budget, so that our clients can make strategic decisions regarding the dispute. We update both the strategy and the budget as the matter progresses and provide regular reports on developments in the litigation, as well as costs.
- Appeals and Variances
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Citizen Suit Defense
- Clean Water Act
- Commercial Litigation
- Cost Recovery/Contribution Actions
- Defense of Enforcement Actions
- Endangered Species Claims
- FERC Proceedings
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Magnuson-Stevens Act Claims
- Natural Resource Damages
- Permitting Appeals and Enforcement
- Real Estate and Land Use Litigation
- Toxic Torts