Will combines his life-long interest in the environment with his dedication to helping clients navigate environmental issues.
His practice focuses on litigation and enforcement cases, particularly those involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as well as Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other environmental statutes.
He has experience leading discovery, dispositive motions briefing, fact development, mediations, expert report development and depositions, witness preparation, and pre-trial motions.
Examples of cases in which Will has been involved include:
- Supporting mediations for one of the largest Superfund sites in the country.
- Representing a public entity in contaminated site litigation involving CERCLA and state law claims in the Central District of California.
- Representing a company in two related Superfund sites involving radioactive contamination.
- Helping a city rewrite its stormwater management program, including drafting regulations and city ordinances.
- Defending an energy company in an enforcement proceeding regarding compliance with the Clean Air Act’s Regional Haze Rule.
- Defending a petroleum company in an enforcement proceeding alleging Clean Air Act violations.
- Defending a technology company in an enforcement proceeding regarding an alleged violation of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction stormwater permit.
On the regulatory side, Will’s work has included assisting companies with public comments on Washington’s policy for the disposal of PFAS-containing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), permitting requirements regarding PFAS, and environmental due diligence in transactions.
Will clerked in the Washington State Court of Appeals prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond. At the court, Will wrote prehearing memoranda across a variety of legal topics, including complex issues involving civil procedure and environmental law.
During law school, Will served as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Law, the country’s oldest law review dedicated exclusively to environmental issues. Will also clerked at Earthrise Law Center and the Oregon Department of Justice, and he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael W. Mosman in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. As a research assistant, Will helped update the treatise Summary Judgment: Federal Law and Practice.
Outside of the office, Will enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, and cheering on the Sounders.
- Western Washington University (B.S., 2013)
- Environmental Science
- Lewis & Clark (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
- Environmental Law, Editor-in-Chief
- Cornelius Honor Society