Andrew’s practice focuses primarily on environmental and natural resource matters including regulation and litigation arising under the Clean Water Act (CWA); Clean Air Act (CAA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); and analogous state laws.
With a strong environmental science background, Andrew understands complex scientific issues. Prior to entering the legal profession, he received his undergraduate degree in environmental science, was the Executive Notes & Comments Co-Editor for the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, worked as a biological aide for the U.S. Forest Service, and worked as a staff member for then U.S. Representative Jay Inslee. This experience working in various federal positions enhances Andrew’s ability to serve our clients – he can integrate technical, business and legal issues into an overall strategy to find solutions to environmental and regulatory problems facing our clients.
Andrew represents municipal, tribal, and private clients in a range of land use and environmental matters, including multi-party Superfund sites. In addition, he assists Indian tribes with the development and implementation of their Tribal Environmental Programs.
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
- American Bar Association
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law, Environmental Law Concentration
- Certificate in Environmental Law and Regulation, University of Washington
- B.S. & B.A., The Evergreen State College
- Co-Presenter, “How Tribes Can Use Citizen Suits and Other Laws to Preserve and Protect the Health and Quality of the Reservation,” Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: A National Conversation on Tribal Land and Water Resources, Spokane, Washington, August 2018
- Presenter, "The Tribal Role in Environmental Policy Making," Tribal Environmental Seminar for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environmental Program Managers & In-House Counsel, Seattle, Washington, March 2018
Professional and Community Activities
- UW Thomas Tang National Appellate Advocacy Team: Coach (2016-present)
- SE Seattle Tool Library: Board Member (2017-present)
- 2015 Artic Encounter Symposium: Exhibit Coordinator (2015)
- Treaty Rights & Natural Resources, The Next Chapter: United States v. Washington – The Culverts Case