Tracy Williams


Tracy Y. Williams is a senior associate at Murphy, Armstrong & Felton with extensive experience advising clients on compliance with federal and state environmental laws, with a particular emphasis on site remediation. She represents industrial corporations, non-profit entities and individual clients in both federal and state courts throughout Washington. Ms. Williams has negotiated with state and federal regulatory agencies regarding cleanup of contaminated sediments, soil and groundwater sites. She has advised clients on remediation at complex multi-party sites involving polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, total petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and volatile organic compounds. Ms. Williams also has assisted clients with the preparation of stormwater pollution prevention plans and the submission of discharge monitoring reports to the Washington Department of Ecology. In addition, she has negotiated the resolution of Clean Water Act citizen suits on the behalf of clients.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Williams served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable J. Robin Hunt and the Honorable C.C. Bridgewater at Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals. Ms. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She is former Chair of the King County Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Section.


University of Colorado J.D., 2002;
University of Puget Sound B.A., 1998

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Section
King County Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Section
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Washington Women Lawyers
Women in Environment
Tabor 100


  • Commercial Real Estate Women Connections, “New Streamlined Process for Prospective Purchaser Agreements” (November 3, 2014)
  • Daily Journal of Commerce, Environmental Outlook edition, “Lower Duwamish: Watershed Management Poster Child,”
    co–authored with Kevin Burrell, Bradford Doll, and Nathan Hardebeck (September 25, 2014)
  • Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Newsletter, Volume 38, No. 2, “Court of Appeals Narrowly Construes MTCA Homeowner Defenses” (September 2011)
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, Chapter 23 Land Use and Environmental Law, Part Two – Zoning, co-authored with Thomas L. Dickson (updated 2006 and 2007)


  • “Identifying Environmental Liabilities in Real Estate Transactions,” Continuing Legal Education presentation for King County Bar Association Real Property Section, co-presented with Tom Colligan (November 4, 2015)
  • NEBC Re-Using Contaminated Lands Conference, “Brownfield to Regional Waterfront Park,” panel moderator
    (October 8, 2015)
  • Revisiting Legal Issues Related to the Lower Duwamish Superfund Site, co-presented with Scott Johnson (October 3, 2012)