Brian D. Chenoweth

Specializing in environmental law, Brian D. Chenoweth serves as the Managing Partner of the Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., based in Portland, Oregon. Licensed to practice in Oregon and the State of Washington, Brian D. Chenoweth also can practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Oregon and the Western District of Washington, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. With 14 years of experience practicing law, he represents clients not only in matters of federal and state environmental law, but real estate, business and civil litigation, land use, and administrative law. A graduate of The American University Washington College of Law, Brian D. Chenoweth earned his JD in 1994. Following graduation and admission to the Oregon State Bar, he accepted a position as an Attorney with Detlefsen Law Office PC, a firm located in Portland, Oregon. He worked there until becoming a Partner at Rycewicz & Chenoweth, LLP, in 1997, a position he held until 2006. Subsequently, he established the Chenoweth Law Group, P.C. Mr. Chenoweth has also published several legal articles, including “Liability and Insurance Coverage for Heating Oil Tank Releases” and “Environmental Issues Affecting Land Use in Major Land Use Laws in Oregon.” Additionally, he names Lamar Advertising Company and the Farmers Insurance Group as representative clients. Although 95 percent of his practice is dedicated to litigation, Brian D. Chenoweth also advises clients on matters concerning real estate and business transactions with a focus on environmental liability and regulatory compliance. Additionally, he works on the redevelopment of brownfields and issues concerning agency enforcement. Brian D. Chenoweth also handles real estate transactions, insurance disputes, and matters involving construction and land use law. He and his firm represent both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of environmental disputes. Mr. Chenoweth has negotiated complex settlements with state and federal agencies and represented the owners of property affected by environmental spills and contamination.