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Rapid Expansion Lifts Marten Law Attorneys Toward Top of Chambers Rankings

Firm News, Awards and Accolades

June 13, 2023

With new offices in Idaho and several new lawyers in Seattle and Portland, Marten Law has won recognition in the 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners - USA as one of the largest and best regarded environmental law practices in the Pacific Northwest. Seven Marten lawyers were recognized this year as leaders in the environmental field, in areas including water law, natural resources, mining, environmental review, chemical regulation, permitting and waste management.

Firm founder Brad Marten, ranked Band 1, was referred to by clients as "the dean of environmental law in the Pacific North West," and "an outstanding lawyer" "with extensive experience handling high-profile environmental litigation." Idaho practice leader Albert Barker, also ranked Band 1, was described as a strong practitioner who "regularly handles cases in the environmental and water law arena," and "displays additional strength" in a range of other areas.

Having already nearly doubled in size over the past year, the firm has hired five new lawyers who will be joining its Washington, DC, Seattle, Portland and Idaho offices this fall. It continues to recruit in order to meet the needs of clients addressing rapid change and new opportunities in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors. Chambers described the Marten Law team as "very experienced in all facets of environmental law," "sought out by clients for environmental review, permitting and litigation." Chambers applauded the firm’s lawyers for their "strong expertise in climate change, alternative energy, air and water quality, fisheries and hazardous waste … handling large contaminated site cleanups across the USA."

The firm’s new Boise office was recognized as a key component of a "well-regarded national environment and energy law firm" with extensive water rights experience, "renowned for its extensive mining expertise" and knowledge of permitting and land entry issues.

The seven Marten partners ranked in this year’s Chambers guides are: 




The Chambers Guides have been ranking top tier law firms and lawyers since 1990, currently covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers & Partners, recognized as the nation’s most distinguished legal ranking platform, selects both lawyers and law firms based on research, referrals and testimonials, and editor interviews of lawyers and clients. Marten's full 2023 profile can be viewed here.

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