Katherine represents clients in environment and land use matters. She counsels clients through the natural resource damages assessment process and in responding to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and tribal cost recovery claims and potentially responsible parties (PRP) contribution claims, as well as natural resource damages claims asserted by federal, state and tribal trustees. Her experience includes litigating cases involving contaminant plumes spanning multiple properties and involving multiple PRPs.

She has more than a decade of litigation experience and her clients include corporate clients in commercial, industrial and institutional businesses. She advises and defends PRPs in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures and in negotiating resolution of cost recovery and contribution litigation matters under state and federal law.



Defended a corporate entity in federal district court litigation commenced by EPA seeking recovery for response costs at abandoned mine sites in Idaho and on subsequent appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 



Community & Professional

Litigation and Environmental & Land Use Sections, Washington State Bar Association, Member

Environmental/Natural Resources and Artic Law Sections, Alaska State Bar Association, Member

Energy, Environmental and Resources (SEER) Sections, American Bar Association, Member



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