Augustus E. Winkes focuses his practice on contaminated site cleanup and litigation under CERCLA and state Superfund statutes. He is the deputy for the firm’s CERCLA, Brownfields, and Subsurface Contamination practice group.
He also advises clients on regulatory compliance and defends enforcement actions under federal and state hazardous waste, water quality, air quality, and climate change laws, and he has experience in natural resource management matters.
Mr. Winkes also serves on the Stakeholder and Tribal Advisory Group tasked with providing guidance as the Washington State Department of Ecology amends the state's contaminated site cleanup regulations under the Model Toxics Control Act.
Before joining the firm, Gus interned at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and the Sierra Club.
In law school, he served as an editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and co-founded the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law. He also served as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate environmental law and policy course.
Prior to law school, he worked as an environmental consultant in Seattle.
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