I help business owners, commercial and industrial property owners, and homeowners with environmental contamination affecting soil and groundwater. I connect my clients with the experts who can help with characterizing the nature of the contamination and recommend remediation strategies, and I have experience litigating to help recover the costs of cleanup. I understand the insurance issues unique to environmental contamination, and have advocated for my clients on multiple fronts to regulators, third parties, and insurance carriers. As Pierce County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, and other areas begin to experience the type of growth formerly reserved for King County, “clean” properties are harder to come by.
I help my clients understand the risks of obtaining contaminated properties and develop strategies for moving forward.
Several of my clients generate or maintain dangerous wastes as part of their business operations. I help them understand the dangerous waste rules in Washington and prepare for regulatory changes that may affect their operations, and I work hard to defend them if enforcement officers allege violations of state laws and rules. I have developed good relationships with regulators, which allows me to seek amicable resolutions first.