Cascadia Law Group

Environment Department

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What the team is known for A first-class team, lauded for its expert handling of all aspects of environmental law, including air and water quality, endangered species matters, energy, hazardous waste and climate change. Further noted for its complementary land use practice and extensive experience advising on brownfield transactions. Also praised for its adept representation of public and private clients in environmental cost recovery litigation, natural resource damages claims, permit appeals and enforcement actions before all levels of court.

Strengths According to a source: "The lawyers they have in their group are just so well known and have such a fantastic track record."

An interviewee comments: "Cascadia is fantastic, they are excellent lawyers, they've got a good suite of clients and they provide excellent legal advice."

Notable practitioners

Joshua Lipsky is routinely called upon to handle hazardous waste cleanup matters, including Superfunds, on behalf of large industrial clients, real estate businesses and municipalities.

Rodney Brown is widely recognized in the market as a "star" and an "unbelievably one in a thousand lawyer." He focuses his practice on natural resource, hazardous waste and climate change issues and permitting for energy and transportation projects. According to a source: "Rod of course has a lot of experience across the full spectrum but is also quite connected politically and so can bring contacts when he advises clients. He's very familiar with the regulatory agencies and has connections there and to the community so he knows all the players."

Tisha Pagalilauan continues to build upon her growing reputation as an environmental attorney handling CERCLA and CWA matters for a broad array of public and private clients.