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Our clients – whether international corporations or family-owned businesses – compete in a challenging environment. We understand the complex legal, regulatory, corporate, financial, and personal issues our clients face and help them anticipate, manage, and mitigate obstacles and risks. With years of experience upon which to draw, we assist our clients in efficiently and resourcefully achieving the outcomes that best serve their interests, needs, and goals.

Vision Statement

Practicing law should be rewarding. We believe in collaborating with good people on challenging issues to leave the world a better place than we found it.

Mission Statement

We are a team of fierce advocates leveraging our skills, in-depth knowledge, and industry experience to efficiently solve problems, big and small, for our clients.

Decades of Experience

We are recognized for the outstanding legal services we provide our clients. Our team includes attorneys with focused specialization and interdisciplinary skills in their respective fields who bring prior real-world first-hand experience to the table, giving them unique perspectives that inform their practices. Our lawyers are creative, tenacious, and dedicated advocates, with decades of experience in a variety of practice areas, including construction, environmental law, real estate, and litigation. Our ability to be nimble and to respond quickly to client needs allow us to compete with the largest law firms in the country.

Client-Centered Focus

Our clients inspire us with their vision, leadership, and courage, and we are proud to partner with them. Our devotion to our clients, our community, and the vibrant region in which we live and practice is unequaled. We address each client and each matter with individual care to meet each client’s current goals and long-term objectives.

Current and Connected

We are actively engaged in our clients’ business affairs and closely monitor industry trends that might affect them. We use the latest technology to communicate with our clients and each other, allowing us to provide exceptional accessibility and responsiveness.


We are proud to offer top-tier legal services in a highly cost-effective and time-efficient manner, and pride ourselves on our ability to successfully handle difficult and complex legal matters. We appreciate that legal costs can be a significant, unplanned expense, so we offer flexible billing structures based on each client’s individual needs. By keeping our overhead low, we are able to pass these savings on to our clients, offering more value for the money.

Core Values

Everyone on our team is committed to the following set of core values:

  • Honesty, integrity, accountability, professionalism, and the highest ethical standards
  • Intellectual rigor, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence in everything we do
  • Teamwork and collaboration to meet client needs and support shared goals and objectives
  • Respect for diversity, diverse opinions, perspectives, and viewpoints
  • Open and honest communication
  • Preservation of the firm’s culture through collegiality, equity, and inclusion
  • Professional growth and development
  • Commitment to public service and our communities

Empowering Women

We are committed to the advancement, empowerment, and success of women in the legal field and beyond. We play a leadership role in the legal community by supporting professional development opportunities, mentoring young attorneys, adopting flex-time and part-time work arrangements, and fostering critical relationships and networking opportunities among women attorneys in environmental law, both in Seattle and across the nation. As part of our history and culture of advancement and advocacy, we are a co-founder of Women of CERCLA, which brings together women across the nation who practice in the niche area of Superfund law. We are also a proud co-sponsor of Women in Environment and Washington Women Lawyers events in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.


Over the last 12 years working with Veris Law Group or its predecessors, we achieved the results we wanted 100% of the time for reasonable cost.

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Veris Law Group is a small firm of dedicated attorneys that provide excellent service. They understand the client needs and provide timely, cost effective services. I highly recommend Veris Law Group!

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Veris Law Group is a gem. They are an incredible value with personalized, boutique service. They know us and our business extremely well. Their quality of work and substantive knowledge is exceptional. As much as possible, we have consolidated our environmental work with them.

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Howard Jensen leads an extremely knowledgeable team at Veris Law Group that skillfully manages cases and regulatory relationships and, moreover, strikes the all-important balance between over and under communicating with clients.

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