Professional Biography

Charles Blumenfeld Senior Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6364

    F +1.206.359.7364

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.6364

    CBlumenfeld@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Chuck Blumenfeld, senior counsel in the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice, represents clients in permitting and enforcement matters under the federal and state Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), CERCLA, and Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Chuck’s practice also includes the siting of major facilities such as mines and power generation projects.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2005 - 2007; “America’s Leading Environmental Lawyers," 2010 - present
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, “Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - Present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel, “Best Lawyers: Environmental and Natural Resource Law," 2004, 2005

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Environmental Law, Section Liaison, 1986 - 1992
  • American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, Member of Council, 1983 - 1986
  • Washington State Bar Association, Executive Board, 1977 - 1979

Community Involvement

  • Virginia Mason Foundation Board of Directors, 2014 - present
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Board of Governors, 2009 - present
  • Alliance for Education, Board of Trustees, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Washington Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2006; President, 2005 - 2006
  • University of Washington Law School Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 1998 - 2004 
  • ACT Theatre, Board Member, 1998 - 2004
  • Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Committee (former Chair) and Environmental Committee (former Chair)

Related Employment

  • University of Washington, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of UW Alumni Association, 2007 - 2009
  • Perkins Coie, Partner, 1999 - 2007
  • Bogle & Gates PLLC, Seattle, WA, Associate, 1973 - 1978, Partner, 1978 - 1999
  • Office of U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson, Washington, D.C., Legislative Counsel, 1969 - 1972

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Washington, B.A., 1966
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1969

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