Sarah Mack’s practice focuses on water rights, project permitting and environmental review, and administrative and judicial appeals in the areas of natural resources, land use, and environmental law. Sarah represents developers of resorts, energy projects, municipal water supply facilities, and commercial projects throughout Washington. Sarah also advises public and private sector clients on proposed legislation relating to land use, water rights, and water supply planning. Sarah lectures and writes frequently on water resource law and policy issues.
Since 2000, Sarah has been included on each year’s Washington Super Lawyers® list. She has also achieved the prestigious “AV® Preeminent™” peer review rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.*
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Cornelius v Dep't of Ecology, 344 P.3d 199 (2015) — In the first purported "as applied" constitutional challenge to the 2003 Municipal Water Law to reach the Supreme Court, Sarah Mack served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing Washington State University, successfully defending the University's water rights for its Pullman campus.
R.D. Merrill Co. v. Pollution Control Hearings Bd., 137 Wn.2d 118, 969 P.2d 458 (1999) — Represented resort developer in water law appeal involving multiple issues including the public trust doctrine, relinquishment exemptions, and changes to unperfected groundwater permits--enabling development of Wilson Ranch, home of the award-winning Freestone Inn and Cabins in Mazama, Washington.
PUD No. 1 of Clark County v. Pollution Control Hearings Bd., 137 Wn.App. 150, 151 P.3d 1067 (2007) — Litigation counsel for Clark Public Utilities in successful defense of preliminary permit for groundwater testing under State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) categorical exemption.
Tulalip Tribes v. Ecology, PCHB No. 01-106 (2002) — Litigation counsel for Snohomish River Regional Water Authority in successful defense of transfer of former industrial water right for municipal supply with innovative mitigation plan relying on TMDL model for the Snohomish River