Cascadia Law Group

Environmental Attorneys in Seattle and Olympia


Cascadia Law Group welcomes Dennis McLerran

May 10, 2017

The former EPA Region 10 Administrator and Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will join our Seattle office.

On June 1, Dennis McLerran returns to the practice of law and dispute resolution, becoming Of Counsel at Cascadia Law Group PLLC after serving seven years as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10 and as Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Dennis will focus his practice on environmental, climate change, land use, treaty rights and regional regulatory issues.

Jay Manning appointed Trustee of Eastern Washington University

March 11, 2016

We are happy to announce Jay Manning’s appointment to the Board of Trustees at Eastern Washington University. Gov. Inslee made the appointment effective November 20, 2015. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body for the University, working closely with the University President, the administration, the faculty, and students on fiscal, policy and management issues.

Jay Manning Debrief from Paris: COP-21 UN Climate Talks

December 14, 2015

I was privileged to attend the COP-21 meeting in Paris, where 196 countries from around the world worked to negotiate a new agreement to reduce international emissions of greenhouse gases and limit global warming. I was there supporting the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), whose members are the states of Washington, Oregon, and California, and the Province of British Columbia. The four jurisdictions have been working together on climate and energy issues for several years.

Jeffrey D. Goltz joins Cascadia Law Group

July 1, 2015

Cascadia is delighted to announce Jeff Goltz has returned to the practice of law, becoming Of Counsel in our Olympia office, after serving six years on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Jeff will focus his practice on energy, telecommunications, and state and regional regulatory matters.
Governor Chris Gregoire appointed Jeff to the UTC in 2009, where he served as chairman until 2013.

Chambers USA: Cascadia Law Group on Top Again

May 19, 2015

Chambers USA continues to recognize Cascadia Law Group as a Band 1 (top tier) environmental law firm in the state of Washington. In its newly released 2015 rankings Chambers also recognizes three of the firm’s partners as notable practitioners:


  • "Firm founder Rodney Brown has a superb reputation across the market. His extensive experience includes natural resource matters, transportation projects, and energy. Peers describe him as ‘the premier in town.’
  • Joshua Lipsky specializes in waste management, cleanup, and water quality matters. His broad client base includes industrial clients and other real estate owners.
  • Peers recognize Tisha Pagalilauan for the quality of her work, describing her as ‘a phenomenal lawyer.’ She has substantial experience concerning CERCLA and the remediation of contaminated sites, as well as CWA and water quality issues."


And Rod Brown continues to be Chambers USA's only Star Individual among West Coast environmental practitioners. The full Chambers rankings can be viewed at