James C. Feldman

James C. Feldman

Attorney
Seattle, WA
Overview

About James

James Feldman is an attorney in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group. James draws upon his federal, state, and local government experience to help clients navigate and solve complicated environmental litigation, enforcement, and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, James served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and for the Honorable Timothy M. Burgess of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. During law school, he worked for the Alaska Attorney General’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington.

Before attending law school, James served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark Begich (Alaska). As one of Senator Begich’s primary policy advisors for his work on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, James helped secure the Senator’s legislative priorities on several major bills and worked extensively with federal agencies including the EPA, NOAA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He also worked as a special assistant to the Mayor of Anchorage and as a legislative aide in the Alaska State Legislature.

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Experience

Experience

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Judge Ronald B. Leighton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2017-2018
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Timothy M. Burgess of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, 2016-2017
  • Legal Intern, Alaska Department of Law, Civil Division (Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics Section), 2015
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, 2014
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Alaska Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Washington Law Review, 2015­-2016
  • Jack MacDonald Merit Award for Academic and Civic Achievement, 2016
  • Paul Ashley Memorial Law Review Scholarship for Public Service, 2015
  • Best Brief Award, Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2014
  • CALI Award for Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, 2013-2014

Civic Activities

  • Assistant Coach, University of Washington Ice Hockey Team
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Nothing Less Than the Dignity of Man: The Eighth Amendment and State Efforts to Reinstitute Traditional Methods of Execution,” 90 WASH. L. REV. 1313, 2015



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