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Claudia M. Newman - Seattle, WA

1424 4th AvenueSuite 500 Seattle, WA 98101

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Updated: 03/07/2022

Seattle Land Use Law Lawyer


Extensive litigation experience in land use and environmental law representing in a wide variety of administrative and judicial forums. Litigation on environmental issues has ranged from complex litigation with statewide implications involving over a dozen state agencies, several federal agencies, and numerous local jurisdictions across the state to litigation involving single sites within a single jurisdiction...

About Claudia M. Newman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Land Use Law
  • State and National Environmental Law


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Washington
  • Missouri

Other Affiliations

  • Washington Conservation Voters -- King County Chapter, 1996 - 2003 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Washington Conservation Voters -- King County Chapter, 1997 - 1999 (Co-Chair)
  • Joint Legislative Task Force on Energy Facility Siting, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Code Enforcement Task Force for King County Council, 1997 - Present (Member)
  • Referendum 48/No on "164", 1995 (Legal Committee)
  • Northwest Fund for the Environment, 2011 - 2019 (Board of Trustees)
  • Washington Environmental Council, 2008 - 2014 (Board of Directors)
  • Cascadia Green Building Council, 2007 - 2010 (Board of Directors)
  • WSBA ADR/ELUL Land Use and Environmental Mediation Committee, 2012 - Present (Member)
  • Washington State Dept. of Ecology SEPA Rulemaking Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2013 (Member)

Past Positions

  • Bricklin & Gendler, LLP, Associate Attorney


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994
    Honors: Order of the Barrister
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1988
    Major: Mathematics and Philosophy


Published Works

  • City of Chicago v. Environmental Defense Fund: Searching for Plain Meaning in Unambiguous Ambiguity, (Co-author with Richard J. Lazarus), 4 N.Y.U. Envtl. L. J., 1995

Office Information


1424 4th AvenueSuite 500 Seattle, WA 98101


  • 206-264-9300


Other Sources of Feedback About Claudia M. Newman

Included on the 2024 Washington list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Claudia M. Newman on Super Lawyers


  • Washington Top Women Lawyers, 2020 - Present

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