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Martha Pagel Joins American College of Environmental Lawyers

July 28, 2011


Martha Pagel, a shareholder in the Portland office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently joined the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). The American College of Environmental Lawyers is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in the field. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, administrating justice, and furthering the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.

Pagel focuses her practice on water law, natural resources and government relations. As a former director of both the Oregon Water Resources Department and Department of State Lands, she offers her clients unparalleled experience and insight into dealing with water and natural resources regulation. In addition to her membership with ACOEL, Pagel has an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies that the attorney's peers have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence. She also has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America and named by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer in water and natural resources. Pagel graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a juris doctor degree.