Conferences, Publications & Awards

- Received the 2003 Kerry L. Rydberg Award for excellence in public-interest environmental litigation, presented at the annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference sponsored by the organization Land, Air & Water, at the University of Oregon School of Law.

- Panelist, Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon, 1993-2019 (except 2001). Have presented panels on various topics, including ‘The Record and Discovery in Administrative Procedure Act Suits,” “Forest Service Appeals and Categorical Exclusions,” “Ethics in Environmental Litigation,” “Forest Litigation in the Twenty-First Century,” “Attorney Fees in Environmental Litigation,” “Starting and Running an Environmental Law Practice,” “The Effect of FWS’s Candidate Species Program on Listing Species under the ESA,” “Developments in Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Environmental Law”

-Authored Chapter Two of the 2011 textbook "Cumulative Effects in Wildlife Management" (CRC Press), "The NEPA Process: What the Law Says"

- Authored Chevron Deference to Agencies: A Two-Way Street, 15 Southeastern Envtl. L.J. 395 (2007)

Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts

U.S. Supreme Court
State of Colorado Courts

U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and District of Columbia
Pro Hac Vice practice in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Utah


University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Juris Doctor, 1992
Order of the Coif (top 10% of class)
Articles Editor, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation
Certificate of Completion, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program
Founding Co-Chair, Oregon Law Students' Public Interest Fund

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, 1988 


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