Remember “The Perfect Storm?” No matter how the captain and his crew tried to secure their vessel, there was no escape.
Not surprisingly, today’s property owners, contractors, developers, and public entities may feel helplessly at sea when it comes to compliance with stormwater requirements.
Wendy takes the helm for her clients. With a strong science background, including degrees in biology and marine biology, she educates clients about water quality issues, and helps them prepare for and navigate new and evolving regulatory requirements.
The complex interface between the environment, policy, public health, and business becomes clearer when Wendy explains the new regulations resulting from The Clean Water Act and state statutes. She has counseled clients in a wide range of matters that include drafting ordinances for a public entity, defending contractors from citizen suits, and developing stormwater compliance programs for corporate entities.
Wendy’s scientific expertise also serves her clients in other areas, including wetlands, endangered species, and Proposition 65. She applies her detail-oriented approach to find solutions, resolve enforcement actions and achieve compliance.
In the office or at the water’s edge, Wendy’s steady hand guides her clients through the sea of environmental laws that impact their day-to-day operations.
The Storm Water Log
To read Wendy's periodic updates on storm water issues, please visit The Storm Water Log, found under the "News & Articles" navigation.
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College; J.D., (1990) Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology; M.S., Marine Biology (1987)
University of Oregon; B.S., Biology (1985)