Who We Are
Director and managing attorney Peter Goldman graduated from Seattle University's School of Law in 1984. After clerking for Washington State Supreme Court Justice James M. Dolliver, Peter joined the criminal division of the King County Prosecutor's office, where he spent 11 years as a trial lawyer in all of the office's divisions. During his last five years, Peter was a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Appellate Division, where he handled over 200 complex criminal appeals.
Attorney Paul Kampmeier joined the Law Center in January 2005. Paul graduated with honors from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1992 and earned his law degree from the University of Washington (With Honors, Order of the Coif) in 2001. Before joining WFLC, Paul spent three years in private practice representing citizen activists and non-profit organizations in environmental, land use, public records, and consumer protection litigation. Paul volunteers for a variety of environmental organizations and enjoys traveling abroad, reading, backpacking, and spending time with his family and friends.
Staff Scientist & Policy Analyst Kara Whittaker joined the WFLC in January 2008. In 2007, she earned her PhD in Urban Ecology at the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, where she studied the dispersal, survival, and habitat use of native forest songbirds in the Seattle metropolitan area. Kara also participated in an interdisciplinary program in Urban Ecology at the UW on a team which investigated the use of Best Available Science in the environmental policy process. In her free time, you can find Kara either skiing in the Cascades or kayaking on Puget Sound with her husband in support of their business, Alki Kayak Tours.
Attorney Wyatt Golding joined the Law Center in August 2011. Wyatt graduated from Yale University and earned his law degree from the University of Washington (With Honors, Order of the Coif) in 2011. At University of Washington, Wyatt was selected as a Gates Public Service Scholar in recognition of his dedication to public service law. Wyatt has worked for non-profit environmental organizations including Trout Unlimited and the Appalachian Mountain Club, and has interned since 2008 at the Law Center. He enjoys fishing and backpacking in Washington, as well as long-distance running.