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Augustus "Gus" E. Winkes


600 University Street
Suite 1601
Seattle, WA 98101-3109

  • Stanford University (B.A., History, with honors)
  • University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (M.S., 2013)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Washington
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Gus focuses his practice on contaminated site cleanup and litigation under CERCLA and state superfund statutes. He also advises clients on regulatory compliance and defends enforcement actions under federal and state water quality, air quality, and climate change laws.

Before joining the Firm, Gus interned at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and the Sierra Club.

In law school, Gus served as an editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and co-founded the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. He also served as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate environmental law and policy course.

Prior to law school, Gus worked as an environmental consultant in Seattle.

Gus was selected for inclusion in the 2017-2018 editions of Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star."

Gus is an active member of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and a member of the environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is a member of King County Bar Association (2014-present), and was Secretary for the Environmental and Land Use Section from 2014-2016.