Lawyers Working For The Environment

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Our Practice

All too often, development projects have negative impacts on the environment and on our shared quality of life. We represent neighbors, community groups, and environmental organizations adversely impacted by proposed zoning or development proposals that violate local, state and federal laws. We make every effort to vindicate our clients’ interests in preserving the quality of their neighborhoods and communities. We bring attention to the adverse noise, air, stormwater, traffic, environmental, groundwater, aesthetic and other impacts caused by such developments. We can help with legal concerns in the following areas:

  • Land use law
  • Environmental law
  • Energy facility siting
  • Property disputes
  • Property damage (e.g., landslides, contaminated wells)
  • Condemnation

Our firm also represents individuals, businesses and organizations in boundary line disputes, easement disputes and disputes involving damage to property caused by negligence, nuisance, trespass or condemnation. We often represent clients who have been harmed by landslides, flooding, contamination or other catastrophic events.

We litigate state and local claims under the State Environmental Policy Act, the Growth Management Act, the Shoreline Management Act, and more. In addition to our practice in state and local law, we litigate federal claims under the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Forest Practices Act. We litigate these claims on behalf of clients who are interested in protecting our environment from pollution, degradation, and harm.

You can learn more about the attorneys at Bricklin & Newman LLP by clicking on their names below:

Honest Answers And Passionate Representation

The attorneys at Bricklin & Newman litigate in many different forums, including administrative hearings before city and county hearing examiners and legislative bodies, the Growth Management Hearings Boards, the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, the Pollution Control Hearings Board, the Shoreline Hearings Board, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, Tribal Court, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington State Courts and federal court (U.S. District Court, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court). Lawyers in our firm are licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and work in other states when special arrangements are made.

Bricklin & Newman Can Help

Call our office today at 206-690-8893 or reach out to us by email to schedule an appointment.