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I'm a native Washingtonian with feet on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. I've been privileged to spend my entire legal career with the Washington Attorney General's Office, where I am chief of the Ecology Division. We provide all legal services to the Washington Department of Ecology, which is both the state's primary environmental regulatory agency and manages the state's water resources. Away from work, I have been a passionate rock climber for more than thirty-five years.
Region 10 – (AK, ID, OR, WA & 271 native tribes)
Year of induction:
BA with distinction, political science, University of Washington (1987) JD, Seattle University School of Law (1992)
Washington Supreme Court United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington United States District Court, Western District of Washington United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Citations of Major Published Cases:
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd., 905 F.3d 565 (9th Cir. 2018), cert. denied, 139 S. Ct. 2693 (mem.), 2014 L. Ed. 2d 1091 (2019) Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd., 830 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2016) In re Aiken County, 725 F.3d 255 (D.C. Cir. 2013) In re Aiken County, 645 F.3d 428 (D.C. Cir. 2011) United States v. Manning, 527 F.3d 828 (9th Cir. 2008) Washington v. Chu, 558 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 2009)