Meet TRC’s legal counsel, Alex A. Sidles, J.D.

After interviewing numerous attorneys, TRC has chosen Alex Sidles as the best person to represent us in our work to save our rural environment. His history in the military and knowledge of weaponry combined with his love of the outdoors makes him a compelling choice.

Alex is an Associate at Bricklin and Newman, a highly regarded firm in Seattle specializing in environmental and land use law. His work there focuses on preserving high-quality, beautiful spaces for people as well as wildlife. In his private life Alex is an avid open-water kayaker who has paddled from Washington to Alaska.

“People like the Tarboo Ridge Coalition are the reason I got into the law, says Alex. “I’m a big user of our state’s public lands, so I know how important it is to prevent a small number of bad actors from ruining the environment for the rest of us.”

Before joining Bricklin and Newman, Alex was a staff sergeant in the US Marines. He is a veteran of five combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Previously, he taught high school and elementary English for several years in the outer islands of Chuuk and Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Alex earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Washington School of Law. During law school he has clerked at the King County Public Defenders, Earthjustice, and the Washington Forest Law Center.

TRC looks forward to working with Alex for as long as it takes to secure our environment.