• Overview
  • Representative Cases
  • Experience
  • Memberships
  • Community Activities
  • Publications

Anzie’s in-house experience has provided a solid foundation for understanding the importance of efficiently navigating clients through complex legal issues with diligence and clarity. She invests time to understand the intricacies of her clients’ business issues and strategic choices.

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, certificate in environmental & natural resources law, 2010
  • University of Washington, B.A. Linguistics, with honors, 2005

Admitted

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
Anzie St. Clair
Anzie St. Clair Attorney
Legal Assistant
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Anzie’s in-house experience has provided a solid foundation for understanding the importance of efficiently navigating clients through complex legal issues with diligence and clarity. She invests time to understand the intricacies of her clients’ business issues and strategic choices.

Representative Cases

Advised clients on compliance, defense, cost recovery, and remediation under state and federal hazardous waste and cleanup laws such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Negotiated a consent judgment for state sediment remediation site

Successfully filed an application for compensation from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund under the federal Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

Negotiated a long-term gas station lease for a large multi-tenant complex

Negotiated real estate transactions for property with or adjacent to legacy contamination

Participated on the Oregon Department of Justice’s Environmental Claims Mediation Program Advisory Committee, convened under the Oregon Environmental Cleanup Assistance Act (OECAA)

Advised on brownfields development, including meeting continuing obligations under Oregon DEQ’s prospective purchaser program and maintaining bona fide prospective purchaser status under CERCLA

Wrote portion of an appellate brief challenging a federal agency action under the Natural Gas Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Advised government client on public records request compliance, records management, and large document productions

Advised on water boundaries, riparian water rights, and ownership of submerged and submersible lands

Experience

Anzie St. Clair began her practice at the Port of Portland focusing primarily on complex environmental issues. She worked extensively on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, including areas such as cost recovery litigation and mediation, insurance coverage disputes, and regulatory compliance. She also served as legal counsel on smaller remediation projects under DEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, real estate transactions, land use law, intergovernmental agreements, riparian property ownership, public records requests, and environmental compliance.

Memberships

Oregon State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Section Executive Committee (2011-2016)

Oregon Women Lawyers

Women in the Environment (2014-present)

Oregon Association of Environmental Professionals (2015-present)

Community Activities

Professional Development Committee Member, Women in the Environment (2017-current)

Publications

“Delineating Deference to Agency Science: Doctrine or Political Ideology?” 40 Envtl L 1057 (2010)

Ninth Circuit Review, Environmental Law (2009-2010)