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Marten Expands Environmental Practice in Seattle

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September 9, 2020

Seattle, WA (September 9, 2020) – Marten Law is pleased to announce the hiring of three associate attorneys: Martha H. Geyer, Kingsly A. McConnell, and Jack L. Ross, all who will be joining its Seattle office.

Ms. Geyer counsels clients on environmental remediation and cost recovery; water quality and water rights; emerging contaminants; renewable energy development; and federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. She has worked on matters arising under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, CERCLA, MTCA, RCRA, and other federal and state environmental laws. Ms. Geyer earned her Juris Doctor, concentrating in environmental law, from University of Washington School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Washington Law Review and a pro bono project coordinator for the Environmental Law Society. Before law school, Ms. Geyer worked in sustainable international development as a project coordinator for an environmental consulting firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Geyer received her Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Hamilton College in environmental studies, concentrating in government.

Mr. McConnell is an environmental, natural resources, and wildlife attorney who advises clients on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance. His particular expertise is with water quality and water rights, stormwater pollution prevention, waste management, and environmental remediation and cost recovery. He has worked on matters arising under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, and Washington’s SEPA. Mr. McConnell earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law, graduating with honors and a concentration in International & Comparative Law. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Washington Law Review. Mr. McConnell also received a Master of Laws in Sustainable International Development law from the University of Washington, and he received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Florida Atlantic University in history.

Mr. Ross’s practice emphasizes environmental litigation, land use, and regulatory compliance. He has experience with the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, NEPA, and Washington’s MTCA. He has worked on matters involving cleanup litigation at contaminated sites and military facilities, regulation of emerging contaminants, and administrative law issues involving permits and regulatory compliance. Mr. Ross received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan School of Law, where he served on the board of the Environmental Law Society and as an Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Ross was a land use consultant for a planning and engineering firm in Oregon. Mr. Ross received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in geography and urban planning.

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