Kate Moore’s practice focuses on natural resource and environmental law. The primary focus of her practice is in water law, in both transactional matters and litigation. In addition, Kate advises clients on matters regarding environmental compliance, environmental liabilities in property transactions, environmental cleanup and cost recovery, natural resource damages, wetlands, and public land permits and licenses. She has represented a broad range of clients including farmers, ranchers, ditch companies, commercial land owners, and homeowners associations. Kate also leads Dunn Carney’s Sustainability Team and is a LEED Green Associate. She is also a regular contributor to Dunn Carney’s Natural Resources Updates.
Prior to joining Dunn Carney, Kate worked as an attorney with the Law Office of Peter Mohr, focusing primarily on water resources matters, and for former U.S. Senator Donald W. Stewart representing a group of plaintiffs in a toxic tort case. She graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School with a Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law, interning in the summers with Mentor Law Group and the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program.
Before law school Kate worked for a land trust in Colorado’s Eagle River Valley. The land trust worked with landowners and public land agencies to create conservation easements and facilitate land trades to enable landowners to preserve their open lands for agriculture, wildlife and scenic beauty.
In her free time, Kate enjoys taking photographs, hiking, skiing, and cycling in Oregon’s many beautiful areas.
- Oregon, 2004
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2004
- Environmental and Natural Resources Scholarship recipient 2001-2004
- Recipient, Environmental and Natural Resources Certificate
- Cornelius Honor Society Inductee; selected by faculty for superior leadership, scholarship, and contribution to the Law School community
- Pro Bono Honors Program 2002, 2003
- Middlebury College, B.A., Environmental Studies, 1999
- School for International Training, Ecuador Comparative Ecology, College Semester Abroad, Spring 1998
Publications and Presentations
- “Peak and Ecological Flows: What’s in Store for Water Storage Projects in Oregon,” Beef Producer magazine, March 2011
- Harvesting Nontraditional Farm Income Panel, Moderator, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, Jan. 2011
- Development of Oregon Water Laws: Making Sense of It All, Oregon Water Laws and Regulations Seminar, Dec. 2010
- Legal Ethics in Agricultural – Agribusiness Accountability Panel at University of Oregon’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law’s 2010 JELL Symposium, “Cultivating Our Future: New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy,” Oct. 2010
- Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee member of Environmental and Natural Resources Section and Member of the Agricultural Law Section and Sustainable Futures Sections
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group, and the sustainable development committee
- Meritas Energy and Natural Resource Section