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 An interviewee comments: "It is a great group of sophisticated lawyers who understand both the policy and legal side. They are very effective at what they do and all accomplished, great folk."

One source says: "It is an excellent firm for environmental law, with very good lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Joshua Lipsky frequently advises clients on hazardous waste cleanup as well as real estate transactions involving contaminated property. He also counsels clients on environmental permitting and other regulatory matters.

Rodney Brown is a renowned environmental lawyer with significant strength in energy and other permitting matters. Sources say: "He is a fantastic person and great lawyer who understands the intersection between policy and law more than anyone, and is a pragmatic individual." 

The "phenomenal" Tisha Pagalilauan is noted for her expert handling of contaminated property remediation and Clean Water Act compliance. She has an impressive client roster, including Fortune 500 companies and local government bodies.