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David T. Aldred

David T. Aldred

Senior Paralegal


  • Environmental Regulation and Litigation
  • Agency Actions and Rulemaking
  • Energy
  • Appellate

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David has almost 20 years’ experience in all aspects of complex litigation and case management in a variety of practice areas, including intellectual property, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, employment, and professional staff matters.  The peace of mind a client experiences with feeling protected and secure is what drives David every day, and he values being part of a team at Schwabe whose mission it is to give the client the very best representation.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States District Court of Oregon


  • Everest College, Associate of Applied Science, Paralegal Studies (1998)
  • Berklee College of Music, (2016-present)
Areas of Practice

Agency Actions and Rulemaking | Appellate | Energy | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Intellectual Property | IP Litigation | Patents | Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting | Product Liability | Public Lands and Endangered Species | Real Estate | Water Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Solving disputes and moving forward

Because of her background with state agencies and regulatory programs, Martha often works with clients in responding to notices of resource violations and negotiating agreements for moving forward. From wetlands to waterway development to unauthorized water use, Martha helps map a course for achieving compliance.

With an eye on the future, Martha is widely recognized as a leader on water law and natural resource policy, and has a long record of accomplishment in working on policy development through Oregon's legislative process and agency rulemaking. She puts those skills to work for clients when changes are needed to meet future development needs. 

  • Secured and protected water rights for farmers, ranchers, nurseries, vineyards and all types of agricultural water users.
  • Represented more than a dozen small cities and municipal providers on water rights, long-term water supply and efficiency plans.
  • Formed and represented special districts and intergovernmental entities for water development purposes.
  • Secured water rights and developed an administrative structure for managing an aquifer ?recharge project to promote regional economic development?.
  • Provided due diligence evaluation and advice on water supply for farms, ranches and other real property transactions involving water rights.
  • Developed and implemented water management strategies for all types of water users, including transfers, permit amendments, conservation plans, certificates and water marketing.
  • Assisted major public utilities in negotiating state water rights as part of relicensing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Negotiated agreements with the Department of State Lands to settle long-standing ownership disputes over historically filled waterfront lands.
  • Negotiated consent agreements with the Department of State Lands for wetland and removal fill violations.
  • Secured water rights for resort and golf course development and advised on water use efficiency.
  • Arbitrated an interstate compact dispute over water distribution among three states.


  • Arnold Brown Joins Schwabe's Technology Industry Group in Our New Mountain View, CA, Office
  • Schwabe Grows its Reputation as Top Law Firm with New ?Rankings from Chambers & Partners

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