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STEWARDSHIP AND VISION

Environmental

WE ARE CARETAKERS OF OUR CLIENTS’ INTERESTS

Our Environmental Practice Group is a recognized leader in complex environmental litigation, regulatory compliance counseling, and remediation projects under a wide array of federal and state environmental laws. We care deeply about our clients, and we share their commitment to environmental responsibility, community stewardship, and bottom-line success. Our talented environmental attorneys serve our clients’ needs through teamwork and collaboration. We couple extensive experience with constant innovation and creativity, deep knowledge with strategic insight, and hard work with responsiveness to client needs and changing situations. As our clients’ partners and advisors, we are committed to continuing our long legacy of addressing the most challenging environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation.

A CLEAR VIEW

For us, exceptional service starts with understanding our clients’ goals and finding the best path to achieve them. We quickly identify, assess, and explain the complex technical and regulatory backdrop of our clients’ environmental needs – from upgrading an air emissions permit to advising a winery to cleaning up legacy contamination. We work collaboratively with clients, regulators, and other stakeholders, leveraging our knowledge and credibility to achieve lasting and cost-effective solutions.

COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION

Individually and collectively, we embody Riddell Williams’ firm-wide aspiration to mean more and be more for our community, our profession, and our pristine Pacific Northwest surroundings. We regularly take on projects, representations, and board affiliations that emphasize service and the greater good. In these efforts, we share our clients’ commitment to improving and giving back to their own communities, customers, and natural environment.

PARTNERS IN GROWTH

We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses and serve as trusted advisors for the long term. Our attention and efforts are focused on complex environmental challenges. But in charting a course to navigate those challenges, we seek to understand the cross-currents of economic, scientific, and business trends that provide a larger context for environmental issues. We work hard to see the forest and the trees for our clients.

PATHBREAKING LEADERSHIP

We serve our clients and our profession through superior knowledge and analysis of environmental issues. We consistently track developments and shifts in environmental laws and regulations, together with key legal cases, that affect our clients and their goals. We lead and participate in professional learning and development efforts in the field of environmental law. Our lawyers possess, and constantly seek to refine, their expertise in the technical concepts that frequently drive issues of environmental compliance, liability, and remediation.

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CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

Riddell Williams brought one of the earliest successful environmental class action cases against ASARCO.

In 1992, RW attorneys were contacted by concerned homeowners in Tacoma, Washington.  The homeowners were worried about a planned cleanup of contaminated soils in their residential yards.  Arsenic, … read more

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE

Our Group’s clients include utilities, international pulp and paper manufacturers, petroleum companies, regional energy companies, airlines, steel manufacturers, waste management companies, technology businesses, real estate development partnerships, private landowners, and some of the state’s leading environmental groups. Clients for whom we have handled publicly filed or disclosed matters include:

 

  • Puget Sound Energy
  • United Airlines, Inc.
  • Nippon Paper Industries USA Co., Ltd.
  • Evraz North America
    [Oregon Steel]
  • Northwest Natural Gas
  • Premier Industries, Inc.
  • Reynolds Metals
  • Portland General Electric
  • Idaho Power
  • Cummins Northwest
  • Basin Disposal
  • AMG Aluminum North America
  • APTCO
  • Plastic Sales & Service
  • KapStone Paper & Packaging