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Douglas S. Morrison

Senior Counsel
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Douglas S. Morrison
Douglas S. Morrison

About Doug

Douglas Morrison is an environmental attorney with 33 years of experience. He joined Miller Nash after 16 years at his own firm, Environmental Law Northwest.

Doug offers comprehensive environmental regulatory, permitting, compliance, and enforcement defense services to clients in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. He is well known for his experience in air quality matters. He also routinely handles water quality, solid and hazardous waste, and contaminated property issues, along with business and real estate transactions and environmental management and auditing.

Previously, Doug was a partner at Lane Powell, of counsel at Bogle & Gates, and environmental counsel for a pulp and paper industry trade association.

Client Collaborations



  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (formerly Northwestern School of Law), 1985
    • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • B.S., University of Colorado, environmental biology, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 2000
  • Washington, 1989
  • Oregon, 1985


Professional Plus
  • Washington State Bar Association, member
  • Oregon State Bar Association, member
  • Alaska State Bar Association, member
  • Air & Waste Management Association, Pacific Northwest International Section
  • Western States Petroleum Association, Pacific Northwest Chapter, president and board member
  • Association of Washington Business, board member
Civic Plus
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), pro bono attorney
  • YMCA, volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteer

Insights from Doug

  • "Maritime Oil-Spill Regulation and Liability," Pacific Maritime Magazine (Sept. 2018)
  • "Clean Air Act Regulatory and Permitting Developments," Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (Sept. 2018)
  • "Jurisdictional Creep: NPDES Permitting for Indirect Point Source Discharges," Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (Sept. 2018)
  • “Federal Contractors and Environmental Compliance,” American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Natural Resources & Environment (Summer 2018)
  • “Clean Water Act Enforcement,” Northwest Environmental Business Council, Managing Stormwater in Oregon Virtual Conference (June 2020)
  • “Fundamentals of Industrial Stormwater Regulation,” Northwest Environmental Business Council, Managing Stormwater in Oregon Conference (June 2019)
  • “Managing for Environmental Excellence,” Business & the Environment, Annual Conference & Expo (Dec. 2018)
  • “Recent Developments in Clean Air and Clean Water Law,” Internal Client CLE (Sept. 2018)
  • “Civil and Criminal Liabilities for Companies and Employees,” Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Aqua-Terra Consultants, Seafood Processing Wastewater Conference (Mar. 2018)

Outside the Office

Doug’s interests include tennis, golf, boating, woodworking, and cooking.