Joe is chair of the firm’s Land Use and Water Rights practices and has more than 23 years of experience in local, state, and federal permitting, enforcement matters, and water rights. Joe puts his past experience working for city and county agencies and EPA Region 10 to work for his clients and delivers cost-effective legal services that produce results. He works closely with consultants, developers, lenders, real estate investors, and agency officials to achieve the client’s objectives. Joe has served under two gubernatorial administrations as Regulatory Performance Advisor to the Washington State Department of Ecology.
He is one of the leading water rights lawyers in Washington state, providing strategic advice, permitting, and litigation support to water purveyors, public utility districts, ports, industry clients, and private property owners. Joe represents clients in administrative appeals and in state and federal court on a wide range of water rights and water resource matters.
Joe’s clients include: Costco Wholesale, Inc.; Safeway, Inc.; Port of Tacoma; Pierce County; King County Department of Natural Resources; King County Facilities Management Division; Skagit PUD; Asotin PUD; City of Anacortes; ICON Materials; Goodman Real Estate; Vulcan, Inc.; Beacon Capital Partners; Swedish Hospital; Harborview Medical Center; Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center; Triad Development; Seattle Pacific University; Madison Marquette; City of Renton; Klickitat County; Skamania County; Spokane County; City of White Salmon; Wright Runstad & Co.; City of Yelm; Olympic Property Group; Griffin Capital Corporation; and Green Diamond Resources Company.
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