For over fifteen years, Katie Page has focused on contaminated site litigation, representing clients in court as well as in pre-litigation negotiations, mediations and multi-party allocation proceedings.
Katie has significant experience handling cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), toxic torts, common law torts and appeals. Her experience includes both large federal Superfund sites, like the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site and Pasco Sanitary Landfill Superfund Site, and also smaller state-led cleanups, such as former gas station and dry cleaner sites. At larger sites, she is adept at working collaboratively with other parties to move the process forward while also looking out for her client interests, leading one client to refer to her as a masterful “herder of cats.”
Many of the cases that Katie handles involve sites that operated many decades ago. She is especially skilled at piecing together a coherent picture of what happened at these legacy sites through a combination of historical documents, interviews with current and former employees and the work of scientific experts, and then devising a method to divide cleanup costs among the various potentially responsible parties. Katie also handles cases involving exposure to hazardous substances. For example, in a recent case, she achieved a successful settlement for her client in a personal injury case involving the transportation of hazardous substances by rail.
Katie maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in asylum and other immigration proceedings, social security disability matters and cases involving constitutional rights.