Elaine has a broad range of trial experience in land use and natural resource issues. She has been a leader in defending the forest products industry from lawsuits threatening its economic vitality. She has represented a wide range of property owners in disputes over whether they can use their land. Her success comes from a combination of legal skills, industry knowledge, and a strategic ability to claim the high ground in controversial matters early, and to maintain that high ground to achieve the client’s objectives.
Elaine has been designated as a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Leadership in Energy an Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Elaine is able to advise clients on the rapidly emerging incentive-based and mandatory regulatory requirements pertaining to green building and assist in evaluating and navigating the LEED certification process.
Admitted to practice in Washington
Yale Law School
Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science, with distinction