James Tupper focuses his practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on water quality, water resources, and shoreline development. James has successfully represented business associations and local governments in resolving complex disputes involving stormwater regulation and water resources policy. He frequently represents clients in matters before the Environmental Hearings Office, including shoreline management, water rights, and NPDES permit appeals. He also advises clients regarding hazardous waste cleanup issues in real estate development and financing. James served two terms on the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shorelines Hearings Board.
Since 2006, James has been included on each year’s Washington Super Lawyers® list. James was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the field of Environmental Litigation, Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law (The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.)