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Scott Broadwell

Of Counsel
Scott is an environmental attorney who focuses his practice on hazardous waste cleanup. Scott’s clients consist of a broad range of commercial and industrial businesses, such as those facing potential liability at sites with complex technical issues and histories with multiple potentially liable parties, including state and federal governmental entities. Scott has prior experience as a geologist and environmental consultant, and is versed in the legal and technical issues that clients face at contaminated sites.

Practice Highlights
  • Assists clients with environmental issues at complex sites in Alaska with multiple PRPs
  • Represents national banking industry clients in Alaska-based litigation
  • Counsels clients on environmental due diligence related to the purchase of existing businesses
  • Assists clients on a wide range of general commercial litigation and transactional matters

Representative Experience


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)

EPA consent decree for seafood processor

Assist client in negotiation of consent decree and continuing compliance in connection with alleged air permit violations. (Ongoing)

State cleanup claim for Fortune 500 company

Ongoing defense of Alaska cost recovery claims involving allegations under state law concerning the cleanup of PCBs at former U.S. defense sites. (Ongoing)

Cost recovery

Represent client in a cost recovery effort involving the United States and private PRPs relating to the cleanup of petroleum hydrocarbons associated with military facilities.

Cooke Aquaculture acquisition of Icicle Seafoods

Provided environmental and real estate due diligence for Cooke Aquaculture in regard to its acquisition of Icicle Seafoods, a 50-plus-year-old seafood company with operations in Alaska and Washington. (2016)

Cruise ship wastewater for Alaska Cruise Association

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

Clean Water Act for metal fabrication facility

Assisted in defense and successful settlement of citizen suit under the Clean Water Act related to stormwater discharge. (2008)

Financial Services

Defense of lenders in wrongful foreclosure actions

Ongoing defense of JPMorgan Chase and Flagstar Bank in claims arising from foreclosure actions on delinquent mortgages. (Ongoing)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
  • Member, Alaska Association of Professional Landmen (AKAPL)
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