Brian D. Chenoweth

Brian D. Chenoweth

Founder and Managing Partner, Chenoweth Law Group, P.C.

Currently employed at Chenoweth Law Group, P.C.


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    Managing Partner of the Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, Brian D. Chenoweth has 14 years of experience in environmental law and maintains licensure to practice in Oregon and the State of Washington, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western District of Washington and the District of Oregon. He is also permitted to appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. A graduate of The American University Washington College of Law, Brian D. Chenoweth earned his JD in 1994. Since 1997, he has published “Environmental Issues Affecting Land Use in Major Land Use Laws in Oregon,” "Liability and Insurance Coverage for Heating Oil Tank Releases," and several other scholarly articles on a variety of topics. After earning his law degree, Brian D. Chenoweth accepted an Attorney position with Detlefsen Law Office PC in Portland, Oregon, where he worked until 1997, thereafter becoming a Partner at Rycewicz & Chenoweth, LLP, where he worked until 2006. Today, Brian D. Chenoweth and other members of the firm he established, represent defendants and plaintiffs in environmental and other types of cases. Although his firm focuses 95 percent of its efforts on litigation, it also represents clients in real estate transactions and disputes, as well as construction and land use law. Highly skilled in negotiating complex settlements, Brian D. Chenoweth has achieved satisfactory results with state and federal agencies on behalf of his clients. He also pursued other at-fault parties to secure funds for cleanup costs. He specializes in assisting his clients take preventive measures by advising them on matters concerning environmental liability and regulatory compliance. When not practicing law, Brian D. Chenoweth enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He is an avid hiker, bicyclist, and traveler who also enjoys music and writing.



Founder and Managing Partner

At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C.

From 1994 to Present

American University, Washington Dc

LL.M., International Legal Studies Program

From 1990 to 1994


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