Jacob E. Brooks, Associate

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Areas of Practice

Environmental and Land Use Law
Representative Experience

Jake Brooks earned his Juris Doctorate at Lewis and Clark Law School where he graduated with a certificate in environmental and natural resource law.  During law school, Mr. Brooks was a recipient of the Pro Bono Honors Award, The Public Interest Law Project Stipend, and served as a finalist in the 2014 National Animal Law Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Brooks works primarily out of Bricklin & Newman’s Spokane office where his focus is on issues arising under the Clean Water Act, the National Forest Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other state and federal environmental laws. He also frequently engages in local land use cases that have significant impacts on surrounding communities.

Before joining Bricklin & Newman, Mr. Brooks worked with the Center for Justice as a contract attorney where he was able to represent citizen groups and individuals in Public Records Act, Open Public Meetings Act, and free speech issues.

His work has allowed him to represent a variety of clients, such as environmental nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, and individuals. Mr. Brooks has experience representing clients in a variety of forums and is comfortable advocating for clients in a courtroom or in a legislative decision-making process. 

He is an efficient and effective advocate and has a demonstrated commitment to collaborating with his clients to achieve excellent results. Mr. Brooks makes genuine connections with his clients and is passionate about the conservation and preservation of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies.

Mr. Brooks is currently admitted to practice law in the state of Washington.


Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D. 2014

Hendrix College, B.A. 2011