DOUGLAS J. STEDING, PH.D
Doug focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, representing landowners, real estate developers, construction companies, industrial facilities and other businesses on issues related to hazardous waste, contaminated land, and regulatory compliance. Doug leverages his scientific background in his legal practice and in the representation of his clients, bringing his knowledge to bear on remediation of contaminated lands and sediments. His land use practice also benefits from his technical background, enabling him to help businesses navigate the complex land use permitting process associated with permitting projects in or near sensitive aquatic environments.
Prior to attending law school, Doug earned his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/Geochemistry, studying the fate and transport of metals in the atmosphere and in estuaries. His research resulted in a cover article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his work included some of the first studies of the impact of industrial emissions from China on mercury deposition on the west coast of North America.
Admitted to practice in Washington
University of Washington School of Law
University of Santa Cruz
Ph.D, Earth Sciences/Geochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Geology