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Adam N. Tabor

Adam Tabor is an associate at the firm’s Seattle office. He is a member of the environment, land, and natural resources practice group. Adam’s practice focuses on natural resource, federal Indian law, energy, environmental, and transportation issues. He counsels public and private clients on the requirements of federal and state environmental laws and regulations, federal and state natural resource laws and regulations, and federal and state transportation laws and regulations.

Adam also provides litigation and pre-litigation strategic advice to clients, including multi-party litigation approaches and amicus curiae involvement in cases of particular importance for clients. Adam’s litigation work often implicates public policy issues and, as a result, one of Adam’s secondary practice groups at K&L Gates is the public law and policy group.

Adam also maintains an active pro bono practice, including counseling a tribal entity on the federal recognition process, pursuing immigration relief for indigent individuals through litigation and federal regulatory processes, and advising non-profit entities on special federal and state tax matters. Adam also advocates for greater awareness and de-stigmatization of mental health issues within the legal profession.

Before joining the firm, Adam served as in-house counsel for a Class I railroad and, before that, as a senior associate at an international law firm where he focused his practice on litigation and public policy projects.

Adam also clerked for two federal judges - the Honorable Ronald M. Gould, circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2014-2015) and the Honorable David A. Faber, district judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (2012-2013).

  • Stereotypes and Stigma Threaten Bar Admission, National Law Journal (May 2016)
  • At a Crossroads: Promises and Puzzles for Tribal-State Relations after VAWA 2013 in Emerging Issues in Tribal-State Relations (2014 ed.), 2014 WL 2326370 (Aspatore Press)
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