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Lindsay Thane

Lindsay Thane



  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation

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Lindsay Thane helps individuals and businesses of all sizes throughout the Northwest resolve disputes through strategic and substantive counsel on water rights and public lands issues. Lindsay’s compliance and due diligence work, coupled with her experience litigating disputes and negotiating solutions with state regulatory agencies, helps her identify the distinctions that are critical to reaching her clients’ goals.

During law school, Lindsay was an extern for Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. Lindsay also served as an intern with the Solicitor’s Office for the Department of the Interior in Portland, Oregon, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Washington, D.C., and for former Montana Senator Max Baucus in Washington, D.C.

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Washington


  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science, cum ‎laude (2013)
  • University of Montana School of Law, Juris Doctor degree and certificate in Natural ‎Resources and Environmental Law (2016)‎
Areas of Practice

Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Land Use and Entitlement | Public Lands and Endangered Species | Water Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Achieved a favorable jury verdict in a negligence and contract dispute involving a failure to deliver irrigation water that caused crop losses.
  • Advised a private water company in a sale to a large utility company, including conducting a water rights due diligence analysis, integrating findings into the purchase and sale agreement, and providing continued advice on water right compliance.


  • Oregon Supreme Court Holds Hydroelectric Water Rights Case
  • Environmental Enforcement and Regulatory Updates
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Holds Hydroelectric Water Rights Do Not Automatically Convert to Permanent In-Stream Rights When Temporarily Leased for In-Stream Purposes
  • With EPA Approval, Landowners May Bring State Law Claims for Remedial Action in Addition to Ongoing Superfund Cleanup
  • COVID-19: Impacts on Environmental Compliance, Inspections, and Enforcement (Updated 05/7/2020)
  • Court Finds Oregon Water Resources Department Exceeded Authority to Regulate Wells
  • Expect Faster Cleanups and Redevelopment of Brownfield Properties with New VCP Law
  • Water Banks: Why You May Need One

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