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A graduate of The American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., Brian D. Chenoweth earned his JD (cum laude) in 1994. Brian D. Chenoweth serves as the founder and Managing Partner of the Chenoweth Law Group, P.C. Specializing in all aspects of state and federal environmental law, his areas of practice include business and commercial, environmental, construction, and real estate litigation. Brian D. Chenoweth maintains licensure to practice in Oregon and the State of Washington, as well as the United States District Courts for the District of Oregon and the Western District of Washington. He also maintains licensure to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Brian D. Chenoweth maintains professional affiliations with the Northwest Environmental Business Council and The Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, where he was a Barrister from 1997 to 2010 and serves on its Program Committee. Between 1997 and 2002, Brian D. Chenoweth wrote extensively on a variety of topics. In addition to publishing “Environmental Issues Affecting Land Use in Major Land Use Laws in Oregon” and other articles about land use and the environment, he has led seminars on this and many other topics, including “Mastering Land Use and Planning Processes” and “Environmental Issues Affecting Land Use, Major Land Use Laws in Oregon.”

Experienced in complex settlement negotiations, Brian D. Chenoweth has served as an attorney for several businesses that have faced cleanup and regulatory compliance costs relating to various types of contamination, achieving favorable settlements with state and federal agencies on behalf of clients and successfully recouping cleanup costs from other responsible parties. In conjunction with his practice of environmental law, he represents clients in real estate disputes and transactions, business formations, sales and purchases, and construction litigation. He and his firm represent plaintiffs and defendants, fighting aggressively on the behalf of each. In addition to negotiating settlements for corporations and other types of businesses, they represent those affected by chemical spills and contamination.

Work experience

Apr 1994Present

Founder and Managing Partner

Chenoweth Law Group, P.C.


Aug 1990Jun 1994


American University Washington College of Law