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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Alaska
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

David J. Ubaldi


David Ubaldi focuses on environmental law and insurance coverage litigation, including actions on behalf of policy holders and citizen suits under state and federal Clean Water Acts, CERCLA, and EPCRA. In addition to his litigation activities, David advises clients on environmental insurance coverage disputes, cost recovery and contribution claims, and storm water permitting issues. David also counsels clients on groundwater contamination and remediation, and on matters before the Pollution Control Hearings Board.

Representative Experience

Clean Water Act for Grand-Glacier LLC

Representing client in defense of Clean Water Act citizen's suit and ongoing implementation of consent decree. (Ongoing)

Contribution litigation matters for various oil companies

Successful resolution of multiple cost recovery claims involving allegations under Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and federal law concerning the cleanup of hazardous substances. (Ongoing)

Cruise ship wastewater for Alaska Cruise Association

Represents association of nine major Cruise Lines in matters involving the Alaska Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater General Permit. Representation has included litigation and development of legislation favorable to the cruise line industry. (Ongoing)

Enodis Corp et al. v. Seattle Collision Center, Inc.; et al

Ongoing matter involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants and concerns several properties impacted by a plume of volatile organic compounds originating at a former drapery cleaner and manufacturer. (Ongoing)

Environmental litigation for Plas Newydd LLC

Representing client in action brought to recover environmental damages to lake. (Ongoing)

Port Gamble cleanup for Pope Resources

Assisting client in remediation of marine sediments and restoration of shoreline area adjacent to historic company town and mill site on Puget Sound. (Ongoing)

State Superfund for Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Washington

Representing client on settlement of multi-party state Superfund cost recovery action and continuing site cleanup. (Ongoing)

State Superfund for Standard Register Company

Representing two clients at high-priority Superfund site. (Ongoing)

Superfund cleanup and Brownfields redevelopment for Altino Properties

Negotiated and assisted in implementation of an Administrative Order on Consent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the performance of a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study at a site located along Lake Washington in the Seattle area. (Ongoing)

Center for Environmental Law and Policy v. Department of Ecology

Represented Okanogan Public Utility District in defending water rights related to hydropower production at existing dam. Prevailed before Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board and Thurston County Superior Court. (2015)

Cruise ship wastewater for Alaska Cruise Association

Represented association of nine major Cruise Lines in appeal of Alaska 2008 Wastewater General Permit. (2010)

State Superfund for Pasco Landfill Parties

Served as Technical Committee Chair and Steering Committee member at high-priority state Superfund site. (2010)

Professional & Community Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Recognition

  • Named as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Environment (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2014-2016
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Environmental Law by Best Lawyers, 2013-present
  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2008-2009
Recognized by Chambers USA
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