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Jim Kincaid focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources law and administrative practice and procedure, with an emphasis on matters related to the federal Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and Oregon’s water pollution control laws. He represents clients in permitting, enforcement, and proceedings for contested cases before state and federal agencies and in litigation brought by citizens under the Clean Water Act.

In addition, Mr. Kincaid has developed special expertise in:

The regulation of hazardous waste under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and related Oregon laws.

The remediation of hazardous substance releases pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act and related Oregon laws.


  • 1455 Southwest Broadway, Suite 1500
    Portland, OR 97201


  • Lewis & Clark College, J.D., Magna cum laude, graduated 1987
  • University of Oregon, BS, graduated 1983


  • Associated Oregon Industries, Environmental Committee - Member
  • Associated Oregon Industries, RCRA-exempt Wastewater Treatment Units and Elemental Neutralization Units work group - Past Chair
  • Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, technical advisory committee for recommendations on Oregon Senate Bill 354 (1990) - Past Chair
  • Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies - Member
  • Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies, Legal Committee - Member
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Dry Cleaner Advisory Committee - Chair
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Voluntary Cleanup Program Focus Group - Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate & Land Use; Energy, Telecom & Utility Law; and Environmental & Natural Resources Sections - Member

Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Supreme Court

Cable Huston LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Water Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Water Law, Portland, OR (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law

Special Focus

  • Clean Water Act

Related Practices

  • Energy and Utility
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Municipal
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Superfund
  • Real Estate

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