Professional Biography
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Jane E. Carmody Associate

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Jane Carmody assists clients with regulatory compliance and permitting issues under state and federal environmental laws. She has extensive experience working with federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Federal Power Act, the Atomic Energy Act (AEA), and the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA). Jane also has experience advising clients with cleanup sites and brownfield redevelopment projects under Washington's Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). In addition, Jane counsels clients on Washington’s climate change laws and regulations, including the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), as well as Washington's solid waste management laws and radiation protection regulations.

Jane helps clients navigate enforcement actions undertaken by local, state, and federal agencies. As an extension of her environmental counseling and compliance practice, Jane advises clients on regulatory compliance issues related to the emerging contaminants per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a rapidly evolving area of the law. Relatedly, Jane also advises clients on environmental regulations and compliance issues for due diligence in support of real estate transactions.

Jane is also well-versed in various aspects of international environmental law. These include tracking developments related to the International Seabed Authority and regulations relating to deep sea mining. Jane also is knowledgeable about various treaty developments related to the high seas and plastics.

Maintaining an active pro bono practice, Jane works with the Transgender Law Center, responding to letters sent by trans and gender-nonconforming people in prisons and jails requesting legal information and resources.

Jane earned her J.D., with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law, where she served as the associate editor-in-chief for the Washington Law Review. During law school, Jane served as a judicial extern for Judge James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Community Involvement

  • QLaw Foundation of Washington, Board of Directors, 2020 – present
  • Whitman College Alumni Board of Directors, 2020 – present

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2018
  • Judicial Extern for The Hon. James L. Robart, Western District of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 2019, Associate Editor-in-Chief, Washington Law Review
  • Whitman College, B.A., Politics, cum laude, 2014