Dale N. Johnson

Partner

206.623.9372

dnj@vnf.com

Assistant

Millennium Tower
719 Second Avenue Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104
  • Appeared in U.S. District Courts and Washington State courts throughout Washington representing both public and private sector clients pertaining to a variety of issues, including mining rights, landslides, wetlands, water availability, boundary disputes, property access, development rights, liens, construction defects, covenants and land use restrictions, leases and contracts, Land Use Petition Act (LUPA) appeals, and many other actions.
  • Consistent success with both settlement and litigation of liability claims for remediation of soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Represented the Army as agency counsel in complex environmental cases, including defense of natural resource damage claims at two of the nation's most contaminated Superfund sites and defense of CERCLA third party contribution claims in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decisions in Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Aviall Services, Inc. and U.S. v. Atlantic Research Corporation.
  • Defended the agency in Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act cases; negotiated the Army's position in environmental litigation matters with other defendants and the Department of Justice.
  • Federal and state court jury trial experience.