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.
Andrew received a B.S. & B.A. from The Evergreen State College, a Certificate in Environmental Law and Regulation from University of Washington and his J.D., Environmental Law Concentration, from University of Washington School of Law.
- American Bar Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
- King County Bar Association
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law
- Certificate in Environmental Law and Regulation, University of Washington
- B.S. & B.A., The Evergreen State College
- Presenter, “Treaty Rights and Environmental Justice within Indian Country” Tribal Environmental and Health Care Seminar for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environmental Program Managers, & In-House Counsel, Seattle, Washington, March 2022.
- Presenter, “Updates to the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Standard – ASTM E-1527-21” Internal OMW Practice Group Presentation, Seattle, Washington, April 2022.
- Co-Chair & Presenter, "Identifying and Responding to Potential Consultation Loopholes," Law Seminars International's Conference on Tribal Consultation, September 2021
- Co-Chair & Presenter, Law Seminars International's Conference on Tribal Consultation, June 2020
- Co-Chair & Presenter, " The Consultation Requirement," Law Seminars International's Conference on Tribal Consultation, June 2019
- Presenter, “What Is Tribal Consultation and Does it Work?" Tribal Environmental Seminar for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environment Program Managers & In-house Counsel, Seattle, Washington, March 2019
- 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 & Community Activities
- SE Seattle Tool Library: Board Member (2017-present)