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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Craig Trueblood

Trueblood_1.5inCraig Trueblood ’85, a partner in the Seattle law firm of K&L Gates, practices exclusively in environmental, land use and real estate law, providing counsel for a diverse group of clients including the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Nike, Port of Seattle, T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream Wireless), RCN, Wells Fargo Bank, and Global Crossing. Craig represented a coalition of Washington and Oregon cities, counties and private companies before the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Chicago v. EDF regarding regulatory designation of municipal incinerator ash as “hazardous waste.” He is General Counsel for the Inland Northwest Land Trust. He was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Gonzaga University School of Law from 1995 - 1998. Before joining Preston Gates & Ellis LLP he was an attorney for several years with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Natural Resources Section, and the Office of the General Counsel of the Bonneville Power Administration. Craig was Executive Director of the Northwest Environmental Defense Center from 1983 to 1985.