Our Team

Jessica Kuchan

Attorney

Jessica Kuchan joined Mentor Law Group as an associate attorney in 2007 and became a partner in 2016. Jessica assists her clients with acquisition, transfer and adjudication of water rights, water mitigation, water banking, land use issues, NEPA, SEPA, local, state and federal permitting requirements and compliance. Jessica primarily represents clients based in Washington State, on either side of the Cascades. Prior to law school, Jessica was an environmental scientist with the King County Department of Natural Resources researching the effects of water quality on fresh water mussels, macroinvertebrates and salmon, as well as aiding the review of best available science. Jessica has been featured as a speaker at conferences on the topics of Water Rights Transfers, Water Banking and Mitigation, and Wine Law.

Selected Work Experience

  • Partner, Mentor Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, Washington (2016-present)
  • Associate, Mentor Law Group, PLLC, Seattle, Washington (2007 – 2016)
  • Clerk, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Seattle, Washington (September 2005- December 2005)
  • Environmental Scientist, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (June 2001- August 2004)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association (Environmental & Land Use Law Section)
  • Member, Washington Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Advisory Committee
  • Member, American Water Resources Association, Washington Section
  • Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review (2004-2006) Lewis & Clark Environmental Moot Court (2004-2005)

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2006)
  • B.S., Biology, Gonzaga University (2001)

Admitted

  • State of Washington

Publications

  • Co-Author, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Chapter 23, Part IX Nine Water Law (2004 to current)