ATTORNEYS

ATTORNEYS

Dominic Carollo

Dominic M. Carollo

Managing Attorney

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2009)
    • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • B.A., Oregon State University (2005)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2009)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
Dominic began his law career working for a large full service law firm in Portland, Oregon. While practicing in Portland, Dominic’s work focused on litigation in the environmental and natural resource field involving the ESA, NEPA, NFMA, FLPMA, CWA, CERCLA, RCRA, public lands, grazing, federal Indian law and water rights. He also frequently worked on matters involving insurance coverage disputes, business disputes, contracts disputes, construction defects, and personal injury. In 2011, Dominic left Portland and brought his experience to Ron’s practice in Southern Oregon, which allowed Dominic the opportunity to work more closely with clients involved in the timber industry and expand the firm’s areas of practice. Today, Dominic handles most of the firm’s litigation, along with consulting clients on a wide variety of natural resource, environmental, real estate and business law and policy matters.

Prior to his law career, Dominic worked as a sportfishing guide on the Alaskan Peninsula guiding clients for all species of salmon, halibut and rainbow trout. He also spent time working for Oregon State University’s College Forests while attending OSU.

Some of Dominic’s representative cases include:

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. Tidwell, 716 F.Supp.2d 982 (2010) (D. Or.)

    • Represented numerous private ranches in Oregon as intervenor-defendants and plaintiffs in case challenging Forest Service’s and National Marine Fisheries Service’s authorization of grazing permits on the Malheur National Forest under the ESA.

  • Stout v. Forest Service, No. 09-152-HA (D. Or.)

    • Represented private ranch as a plaintiff in a challenge to Forest Service’s management of wild horses on the Malheur National Forest based on Sections 7 and 9 of the ESA.

  • Wilderness Soc. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 630 F.3d 1173
    (9th Cir. 2011)

    • Represented the Public Land Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Steens Mountain Landowner Group, Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Oregon Cattlemen's Public Lands Committee, and Oregon Farm Bureau Federation as amicus curiae in en banc appeal challenging intervention standards in the Ninth Circuit.

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. BLM, No. 10-1331-SU (D. Or.)

    • Represented Steens Mountain Landowners Group as intervenor-defendants in challenge to BLM’s RMP.
  • Cascadia Wildlands v. Kitzhaber, 911 F. Supp. 2d 1075 (D. Or. 2012)

    • Represented forest product trade associations and private timber companies as intervenor-defendants in ESA case challenging the State of Oregon’s management of state timberlands.

  • U.S. Forest Service v. Pacific Rivers Council (U.S. S.Ct. No. 12-623)

    • Represented the Public Land Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as amicus curiae in U.S. Supreme Court appeal relating to legal standards under NEPA.

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass'n v. Jewell, 3:12-CV-00596-MO, 2013 WL 5101338 (D. Or. Sept. 11, 2013)

    • Represented Harney County as intervenor-defendant in lawsuit challenging BLM’s authorization of a right-of-way to a private developer for the construction of an energy transmission line for a private wind farm.

  • Lone Rock Timberland Co. v. Nicholls, 6:11-CV-6274-TC, 2012 WL 2836880 (D. Or. July 10, 2012)

    • Represented private timber company in dispute between another private landowner and the BLM relative to the use of a federal logging right of way.

Dominic Carollo

Dominic M. Carollo

Managing Attorney

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2009)
    • Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • B.A., Oregon State University (2005)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2009)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
Dominic began his law career working for a large full service law firm in Portland, Oregon. While practicing in Portland, Dominic’s work focused on litigation in the environmental and natural resource field involving the ESA, NEPA, NFMA, FLPMA, CWA, CERCLA, RCRA, public lands, grazing, federal Indian law and water rights. He also frequently worked on matters involving insurance coverage disputes, business disputes, contracts disputes, construction defects, and personal injury. In 2011, Dominic left Portland and brought his experience to Ron’s practice in Southern Oregon, which allowed Dominic the opportunity to work more closely with clients involved in the timber industry and expand the firm’s areas of practice. Today, Dominic handles most of the firm’s litigation, along with consulting clients on a wide variety of natural resource, environmental, real estate and business law and policy matters.

Prior to his law career, Dominic worked as a sportfishing guide on the Alaskan Peninsula guiding clients for all species of salmon, halibut and rainbow trout. He also spent time working for Oregon State University’s College Forests while attending OSU.

Some of Dominic’s representative cases include:

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. Tidwell, 716 F.Supp.2d 982 (2010) (D. Or.)

    • Represented numerous private ranches in Oregon as intervenor-defendants and plaintiffs in case challenging Forest Service’s and National Marine Fisheries Service’s authorization of grazing permits on the Malheur National Forest under the ESA.

  • Stout v. Forest Service, No. 09-152-HA (D. Or.)

    • Represented private ranch as a plaintiff in a challenge to Forest Service’s management of wild horses on the Malheur National Forest based on Sections 7 and 9 of the ESA.

  • Wilderness Soc. v. U.S. Forest Serv., 630 F.3d 1173
    (9th Cir. 2011)

    • Represented the Public Land Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Steens Mountain Landowner Group, Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Oregon Cattlemen's Public Lands Committee, and Oregon Farm Bureau Federation as amicus curiae in en banc appeal challenging intervention standards in the Ninth Circuit.

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. BLM, No. 10-1331-SU (D. Or.)

    • Represented Steens Mountain Landowners Group as intervenor-defendants in challenge to BLM’s RMP.

  • Cascadia Wildlands v. Kitzhaber, 911 F. Supp. 2d 1075 (D. Or. 2012)

    • Represented forest product trade associations and private timber companies as intervenor-defendants in ESA case challenging the State of Oregon’s management of state timberlands.

  • U.S. Forest Service v. Pacific Rivers Council (U.S. S.Ct. No. 12-623)

    • Represented the Public Land Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as amicus curiae in U.S. Supreme Court appeal relating to legal standards under NEPA.

  • Oregon Natural Desert Ass'n v. Jewell, 3:12-CV-00596-MO, 2013 WL 5101338 (D. Or. Sept. 11, 2013)

    • Represented Harney County as intervenor-defendant in lawsuit challenging BLM’s authorization of a right-of-way to a private developer for the construction of an energy transmission line for a private wind farm.

  • Lone Rock Timberland Co. v. Nicholls, 6:11-CV-6274-TC, 2012 WL 2836880 (D. Or. July 10, 2012)

    • Represented private timber company in dispute between another private landowner and the BLM relative to the use of a federal logging right of way.



Audrey Boyer

Audrey Boyer

Associate

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law (2010), Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University (1998)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2010)
After spending her undergraduate years on the East Coast, Audrey returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University of Oregon School of Law because of their environmental law program and her interest in natural resource law. While in law school, Audrey was accepted for an externship at a large law firm in Portland and an internship at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division, which gave her experience with litigation and policy on a wide range of state and federal legal matters. During law school, Audrey represented her school as a member of the Mock Trial Team in the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Trial Competition, served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, completed an externship at Lane County Circuit Court, and served as an officer of Phi Alpha Delta. After graduating in 2010, Audrey completed a two-year clerkship at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Medford Division. Audrey has been a member of the firm since 2020.  
Audrey Boyer

Audrey Boyer

Associate

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law (2010), Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University (1998)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2010)
After spending her undergraduate years on the East Coast, Audrey returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University of Oregon School of Law because of their environmental law program and her interest in natural resource law. While in law school, Audrey was accepted for an externship at a large law firm in Portland and an internship at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland Division, which gave her experience with litigation and policy on a wide range of state and federal legal matters. During law school, Audrey represented her school as a member of the Mock Trial Team in the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Trial Competition, served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, completed an externship at Lane County Circuit Court, and served as an officer of Phi Alpha Delta. After graduating in 2010, Audrey completed a two-year clerkship at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, Medford Division. Audrey has been a member of the firm since 2020.


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James Burton

Associate

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2018)
  • B.A, State University of New York at Potsdam (2014)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2019)

A Western New York native, James chose to attend Lewis & Clark Law School due to his interest in environmental and natural resource law. During law school, James was accepted for an externship at a large law firm in Seattle, Washington, where he gained valuable experience in natural resource litigation, working on matters that implicated a wide range of environmental statutes from FLPMA to MMPA. While at Lewis & Clark, James also completed both the student practicum and advanced placement sections for the Western Resources Legal Center, a legal aid clinic that assists natural resource users. James served on the Environmental Law Review, as well as with the Student Bar Association as a vice president. James was invited to join the firm in 2021.

Before attending law school, James spent his time working on self-sufficient farms in Wales and Norway.

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James Burton

Associate

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2018)
  • B.A, State University of New York at Potsdam (2014)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2019)

A Western New York native, James chose to attend Lewis & Clark Law School due to his interest in environmental and natural resource law. During law school, James was accepted for an externship at a large law firm in Seattle, Washington, where he gained valuable experience in natural resource litigation, working on matters that implicated a wide range of environmental statutes from FLPMA to MMPA. While at Lewis & Clark, James also completed both the student practicum and advanced placement sections for the Western Resources Legal Center, a legal aid clinic that assists natural resource users. James served on the Environmental Law Review, as well as with the Student Bar Association as a vice president. James was invited to join the firm in 2021.

Before attending law school, James spent his time working on self-sufficient farms in Wales and Norway.



Matthew Query

Matthew D. Query

Associate of Council

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2017)
  • B.A., University of Colorado (2012)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2017)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon

Matt decided to attend Lewis & Clark Law School because of his interests in water law, natural resource management and the use public lands. While in law school, Matt was accepted for externships at two large law firms in Portland, Oregon, which gave him experience with litigation and policy involving ESA, NEPA, FLPMA, public lands, grazing, agricultural land use, and water rights. During law school, Matt was selected to represent his school in the National Trial Competition, held several positions in the Student Bar Association and Mock Trial Honor Board, served as Associate Editor of the Animal Law Review, founded the Student Angling Law Society, and was inducted into the Cornelius Honors Society. Additionally, Matt completed the Western Resources Legal Center practicum, where he had the opportunity to work on briefs for active federal litigation pertaining to public land use. In 2017, shortly after graduation, Matt was invited to join Ron and Dominic’s practice in Roseburg. Since joining the firm, Matt has been a hands-on participant in all the firm’s natural resources litigation. In his first year and a half at the firm, Matt has gained considerable experience in state and federal litigation at the administrative, district and appellate court levels, and continues to develop and play a crucial role in everything from motion practice to drafting briefs for the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Matt spent his time working and fishing his way through New Zealand, Europe, South America, and Alaska.

Matthew Query

Matthew D. Query

Associate of Counsel

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2017)
  • B.A., University of Colorado (2012)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar (2017)
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
Matt decided to attend Lewis & Clark Law School because of his interests in water law, natural resource management and the use public lands. While in law school, Matt was accepted for externships at two large law firms in Portland, Oregon, which gave him experience with litigation and policy involving ESA, NEPA, FLPMA, public lands, grazing, agricultural land use, and water rights. During law school, Matt was selected to represent his school in the National Trial Competition, held several positions in the Student Bar Association and Mock Trial Honor Board, served as Associate Editor of the Animal Law Review, founded the Student Angling Law Society, and was inducted into the Cornelius Honors Society. Additionally, Matt completed the Western Resources Legal Center practicum, where he had the opportunity to work on briefs for active federal litigation pertaining to public land use. In 2017, shortly after graduation, Matt was invited to join Ron and Dominic’s practice in Roseburg. Since joining the firm, Matt has been a hands-on participant in all the firm’s natural resources litigation. In his first year and a half at the firm, Matt has gained considerable experience in state and federal litigation at the administrative, district and appellate court levels, and continues to develop and play a crucial role in everything from motion practice to drafting briefs for the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Matt spent his time working and fishing his way through New Zealand, Europe, South America, and Alaska.