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Protecting the environment by providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance

Protecting the environment by providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance.

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Director and managing attorney Peter Goldman graduated from Seattle University's School of Law in 1984. After clerking for Washington State Supreme Court Justice James M. Dolliver, Peter joined the criminal division of the King County Prosecutor's office, where he spent 11 years as a trial lawyer in all of the office's divisions. During his last five years, Peter was a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Appellate Division, where he handled over 200 complex criminal appeals.

Senior Scientist & Policy Analyst Kara Whittaker joined the WFLC in January 2008. In 2007, she earned her PhD in Urban Ecology at the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources.  In support of legal cases and environmental policy-making, Kara performs spatial and technical analyses on topics ranging from endangered species management to forest certification and geomorphology.  The emphasis of her work is identifying sustainable forest practices intended to minimize negative impacts on fish, wildlife, and people.  Kara also enjoys raising her two boys and supporting her family’s businesses, Alki Kayak Tours and Mountain to Sound Outfitters.


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