Environmental and Land Use

Mission Statement

The Environmental and Land Use Section’s purpose is to encourage the professional and social development of attorneys and professionals in King County whose practice involves litigation, counseling, or consulting on environmental and land use law and regulation. Attorneys, professionals, and students in private practice, corporations, government, the non-profit sector, and academia are welcome to participate.

Section Chair

Committee Level: ENVIRONMENTAL
Rachael Lipinski Chair
Rachael Lipinski

Van Ness Feldman LLP



The Environmental and Land Use section meets at 12:00pm on the fourth Thursday each month.

Section Members Area

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Nick Valera (Miller Nash, LLP)


Michelle Rusk (Foster Garvey PC)


Lucy Infeld (Beveridge & Diamond PC)

CLE Chair

Alison Shlom (Veris law Group)

Communications Chair

Mike Graves (King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office)


The Section meets on a monthly basis for business purposes and schedules regular "brown bag" lunch forums for presentations and discussion of legal and practical issues. The Section also coordinates with the KCBA on environmental and land use law programs and co-hosts annual Environmental Section CLEs.

For More Information

Contact the KCBA Membership Department by email at membership@kcba.org, or call (206) 267-7016.