Joanne C. Kalas

Joanne C. Kalas
Seattle, WA
P: 206.386.7626

About Joanne

Joanne Kalas is an associate in the firm’s Environment, Land Use, and Natural Resources practice group and counsels clients on environmental litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. She has experience handling complex environmental litigation and addressing issues related to site remediation, environmental cost recovery, contaminated property transactions, and compliance involving CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, CWA, and state and municipal environmental laws and regulations. 

Before joining Stoel Rives, Joanne practiced as an environmental attorney in New Jersey. During law school, she interned for the Pace Law Environmental Litigation Clinic and the UN Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), Defense Support Section, and was a delegate for the Republic of the Marshall Islands at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP‑15) for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Before starting her legal career, she worked in the field of medical education and managed international conventions for the photography industry.

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Honors & Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Clean Water Rule:  The Ebb and Flow of ‘Waters of the US,’” 41 Envtl. & Land Use Law 2, 24 (Wash. State Bar Ass’n), Aug. 2015
  • “Clean Water Rule:  Increasingly Troubled Waters” 41 Envtl. & Land Use Law 3, 14 (Wash. State Bar Ass’n), Nov. 2015
  • “Contractor Liability,” Environmental Audits & Site Assessments, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Mar. 15, 2011

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