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David A. Bricklin

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Biography

Representative Experience
Extensive litigation experience representing environmental groups, individuals, municipalities, and Tribes in a wide variety of environmental and land use matters. Argued Methow Valley case in the United States Supreme Court. Frequent appearances before the Growth Management Hearings Boards, Shorelines Hearings Board, and other judicial and administrative tribunals. Provides consultation services to municipalities in the development of land use regulations and comprehensive plans and defending municipalities when challenged by dissatisfied land use applicants.

Assist environmental organizations in drafting legislation. Co-authored Model Toxics Control Act (State Superfund law) and Initiative 547 (precursor to Growth Management Act).

Past President of Washington Environmental Council and past Co-Chair of Washington Conservation Voters. Founding Member/Board Member, Futurewise (formerly 1000 Friends of Washington) (1991-present).

Formed Bricklin & Gendler partnership with emphasis on environmental and land use law in 1982. Formed Bricklin Newman Dold partnership in 2002.

Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars including presentation on land use law to the Washington State Appellate Judicial Conference.

Practice Areas

  • Land Use Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Facility Siting
  • Property Disputes
  • Property Damage
  • Toxic Torts
  • Condemnation

Education

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • LL.B. - 1977
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1974

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • Methow Valley Citizens Council v. Regional Forester, 833 F.2d 810, 1987, C.A.9 (Or.), 1987147759
  • Starrett v. U.S., 847 F.2d 539, 1988, C.A.9 (Wash.), 1988068009

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Conservation Voters, Co-Chair, 1991 to 1998
  • Washington Conservation Voters, Board Member, 1987 to 1998
  • 1000 Friends of Washington, Founding Member/Board Member, 1991
  • Washington Environmental Council, General Counsel, 1990 to 2000
  • Seattle Commons, Board Member, 1994 to 1996
  • Washington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education, Founding Member/Secretary
  • Washington Environmental Council, President, 1986 to 1990
  • Citizens for Balanced Growth, Co-Chair
  • Citizens Toxic Clean-up Campaign, Co-Chair, 1987 to 1988
  • Washington Environmental Council, Director, 1983 to 1990
  • Legislature's Advisory Committee on State Environmental Policy Act, Member, 1982 to 1983
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Honors

  • "Lifetime Member", National Registry of Who's Who
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Western Public Interest Law Conference

Representative Clients

  • Puget Sound Water Quality Defense Fund
  • Sierra Club