Allan B. Bakalian


Phone: (425) 822 - 1511
Fax: (425) 822-1411
Cell: (425) 985-6527
LinkedIn: Allan Bakalian


Practice Emphasis & Experience:

Land Use & Environmental Law

  • Hazardous Waste Investigations & Cleanups
  • Contaminated Property Transactions
  • Cost Recovery & Contribution Litigation
  • Superfund Site Representation & Defense
  • Environmental Insurance Coverage
  • Regulatory & Compliance Advice
  • Administrative Compliance and Civil Enforcement (penalties) Defense
  • Land Use, SEPA, GMA and Local Zoning Disputes
  • Storm Water Permitting, Wetlands and Water Resources
  • Real Estate, Contracts and General Business Advice

Allan has over twenty five years experience in all aspects of environmental law in Washington and Oregon.  He specializes in regulatory compliance, hazardous waste cleanups, contribution and cost recovery advice and litigation, real estate due diligence and transactions, Superfund site cleanups, land use permitting and compliance, natural resource protection and environmental litigation.  He has practiced environmental law in both public and private sectors, and provides practical, effective advice and assistance to clients as efficiently as possible.  During his career, Allan has been Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle, Senior Environmental Counsel for a multi-national company, Univar USA (dba Van Waters & Rogers) and since 2001 has been advising and representing clients in private practice.  His unique and varied experience enables him to develop successful strategies for representing individuals and businesses in a wide-range of environmental, land use and enforcement related matters.   Allan is also a member of both the Oregon and Washington state and federal bar associations.  



  • J.D Lewis and Clark Law School, 1983 - Honors and Certificate in Environmental Law
  • B.A. St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude, 1980

Professional & Civic Involvement:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • East King County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Personal Life

  • Allan enjoys skiing and hiking in the Cascades, boating on the Puget Sound and L. Washington, and also competes in the Seattle men’s soccer and squash leagues throughout the year.  He also assists his master gardener wife with native plant landscaping projects at their property in Woodinville.