Professional Biography

Katie Page Partner

Firmwide Chair, Energy and Environmental Litigation Practice

  • Seattle

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    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    +1.206.359.6228

    KPage@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

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skilled at piecing together a coherent picture of what happened at these legacy sites through a combination of historical documents, interviews with current and former employees and the work of scientific experts, and then devising a method to divide cleanup costs among the various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. 

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars of Washington Law," 2009

Community Involvement

  • Legal Voice, Case Intake Committee, January 2017 - present
  • Legal Voice, Board of Directors, June 2012 - June 2016; Board Secretary, June 2013 - December 2015
  • Girl Scouts of America, Volunteer Troop Leader, December 2012 - present

Clerkships

  • Hon. Bobbe Bridge, State Supreme Court of Washington, 2002 - 2003

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002, Article Selection Editor, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law
  • Grinnell College, B.A., Anthropology, with honors, 1990