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land use ombudsman
King County Ombudsman
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Mediator
EXPERIENCE: Senior Deputy Ombudsman, King County Ombudsman (2006-present). Mediator, Federal Executive Board (2002-present). Deputy Property Rights Ombudsman, State of Utah (2005-06). Trial Attorney, U. S. Dept. of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Div. (1999-2005). Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998-99). Law Clerk, U.S. District Court (1997-98). Mediator & Trainer, The Mediation Center (1995-97). Associate, Institute for Environmental Negotiation (1994-97). Articles Review Board, Virginia Envtl. Law Journal (1995-97). Mediator, D.C. Superior Court (1993-2001).
SELECT PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS: "Cleaning up the Rest of Agins: Bringing Coherence to Temporary Takings Jurisprudence,” 41 Envtl. L. Rep. 10435 (2011). "Intersection of Takings, Contract Claims, Water Rights, & Species Preservation," 17th Annual Western Water Law Conference (2010). "Application of the ESA to Tribal Actions: Can Ambiguity be a Good Thing?," 1 Bellwether: Seattle J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 64 (2009). “'What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?': The Intersection of the Takings Clause and the Character, Merit, or Impropriety of the Regulatory Action," 17 Southeastern Envtl. L. J. 1 (2008). "A Primer on the Takings Clause and Resolving Related Disputes," U.S. Ombudsman Ass’n Conf. (2007). "The Gatekeeper Model for Resolving Land Use/Property Rights Disputes, NW Dispute Resolution Conf. (2006). "Take a Look at This Bill. Please," The Envtl. Forum, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2006). "Temporal Takings: Litigation and Valuation Issues," SL-012 ALI-ABA 279 (2005).
EDUCATION: J.D., Univ. Virginia School of Law (1997). A.B., Bowdoin College (1991).

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