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Contact Jeff

500 Broadway Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98660
T: 360.699.4771

Jeff C. Miller

Senior Counsel
Helped client leverage environmental liabilities to reduce cost of property acquisition.
Assisted local community college in recovering cleanup costs from neighboring property owner.
Negotiates with federal and state agencies regarding the scope and extent of the remedial investigation, feasibility, and cleanup at numerous contaminated sites, including sites with contaminated sediments and military munitions.
Aggressively pursues available insurance coverage for the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites and assessment and remediation of Natural Resource Damages under historical comprehensive general liability or excess liability policies, as well as environmental impairment liability policies.
Successfully blocked construction of a view-obstructing cell tower near a historic cemetery.
Represents clients in the private allocation process, analyzes potential client liability and defenses, and pursues insurance coverage for cleanup costs.
Represents clients in complex insurance coverage litigation to obtain coverage for environmental claims.
Helped landowner navigate Washington's site assessment and cleanup programs.
Defends against citizen suits or threatened citizen suits alleging liability for violation of state-issued industrial stormwater permits and other violations of federal environmental statutes.
Negotiates on behalf of multiple clients with federal and state agencies and other potentially responsible parties regarding Superfund liability, including contribution and cost-recovery claims, and the scope and extent of the investigation and cleanup of contamination at federal Superfund sites. Currently working with clients at the Portland Harbor and Lower Duwamish Superfund sites.
Negotiated favorable settlement for apartment complex owner alleged to be in violation of asbestos regulations.
Helped manufacturer of road deicing products obtain first RCRA variance ever granted by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Obtained summary judgment against Cowlitz County on its MTCA claim against a private company and collected more than $90,000 in attorney fees from the County.
Represented tenant in dispute over water damage to third-party property stored at leased property and negotiated full payment by landlord.