Craig S. Trueblood - K&L Gates

Craig S. Trueblood

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 206-370-8368

Mr. Trueblood led the firm’s Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources Practice Group from 2004 through 2012. He practices exclusively in environmental, land use and natural resource law and litigation, focusing on air quality, water quality, Superfund, natural resources restoration, NEPA/SEPA, and siting complex facilities such as incinerators, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, marine terminals, telecommunication facilities and mixed-use developments. He provides counsel to a diverse group of public and private clients with interests in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. These clients include BNSF Railway Company, PC Landing Corp., Dell, Sabey Intergate, City of Bothell, Pasco Sanitary Landfill, and City of Spokane. Mr. Trueblood represented a coalition of Washington and Oregon cities, counties and private companies before the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Chicago v. EDF regarding regulatory designation of municipal incinerator ash as “hazardous waste.”

Mr. Trueblood served as the firm’s managing partner for the Spokane office until he relocated to Seattle with his family in 1999. He was an adjunct professor of environmental law at Gonzaga University School of Law from 1995-1998. His employment before joining K&L Gates included the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, Natural Resources Section (1985-1988); the Office of the General Counsel, Bonneville Power Administration (1984-1985); and executive director for the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (1983-1985). In 2003, Mr. Trueblood was recognized by Lewis & Clark Law School as a Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate.

Pennsylvania State UniversityBS Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Client Comments

"Craig Trueblood is an excellent attorney and we have found him responsive, knowledgeable, and cost effective in his support of the City of Spokane's water-quality related matters and litigation."

"Craig Trueblood has represented our municipal wastewater utility for many years. He is very responsive and diligent in all regards. A seasoned attorney, Mr. Trueblood brings a career of experience to all matters. Creativity and problem-solving are added strengths. His billing practices are fair, reasonable, and entirely transparent, a critical skill in difficult economic times. Craig Trueblood is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him."

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law