Spencer N. Gheen
Associate

Spencer N. Gheen

Spencer is an attorney in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices. He represents clients in regulatory and litigation matters, including disputes over hazardous waste cleanup under CERCLA and MTCA; negotiations over the allocation of remediation costs for complex contaminated sites; claims for indemnity arising out of environmental liabilities; permit compliance; Clean Water Act litigation; and toxic tort and product liability litigation. Spencer also has experience litigating commercial matters and has assisted clients in the energy sector with transactional, regulatory and corporate governance matters.

Activities

King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Section

  • Vice-Chair, 2018-Present

Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Section

Seattle Clemency Project, Pro Bono Attorney

Litigation & Dispute ResolutionEnvironmental & Natural Resources

Contact

Tel: 206.447.2899Fax: 206.749.2023

Education

J.D., Willamette University College of Law (magna cum laude), 2010

  • Willamette Law Review, Editor-in-Chief 
  • Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Managing Articles Editor
B.A., Gonzaga University, 2004 

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2010

U.S. District Court

  • Western District of Washington
  • Eastern District of Washington

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC, Associate, 2017-Present 

Lee Smart, P.S., Inc., Associate Attorney, 2012-2016

Oregon Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk, 2010-2012

Oregon Department of Justice, Appellate Law Clerk, 2009