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Markham A. Quehrn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Perkins Coie LLP

Mark Quehrn, Bellevue's Office Managing Partner, focuses his practice on energy, water resources and commercial development.  His areas of particular skill include project development, licensing, regulated industries, water law and commercial transactions.  He assists clients in the development of all types of energy facilities and water resource projects, including hydropower projects, wind power projects, renewable energy projects in the United States and internationally, electric transmission lines and water supply projects and facilities.

Mark represents clients before the FERC and numerous other federal, state and local regulatory agencies.  Substantive areas of expertise include the Federal Power Act (FPA), Public Utility Regulation, the National and State Environmental Policy Acts (NEPA/SEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Water Law and Indian Law.

Mark's project development experience includes representing independent power producers and utilities in drafting, negotiating and closing energy project engineering, procurement and construction contracts, project purchase and sale agreements, water supply agreements, power purchase agreements and interconnection agreements.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit


  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics "Super Lawyers" 2007, 2009, 2011- Present

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The PSE Building, Suite 700
10885 Northeast Fourth Street
Bellevue, WA 98004-5579
Phone: 425-635-1402
Firm Phone: 425-635-1400

Practice Areas

  • Energy Law (Clean Water Act, Cogeneration, Electricity, Environmental, Hydroelectric, Project Development, Public Utility, Regulatory)
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law (Endangered Species, Energy, Environmental, Native American Affairs, Regulatory, Water, Water Rights)


  • University of Washington (BA)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • National Hydropower Association — Member
  • Environmental Law Institute — Member
  • Washington State Bar Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Seattle King County Bar Association — Member
  • Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries — Board of Trustees
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce — Board Member