Norm Dicks

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Former Congressman Norm Dicks advises clients on a wide-range of public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues, particularly those in the environmental sector.

Prior to joining the firm, Norm represented Washington State's 6th Congressional District from 1977-2013, where he received a rare first-term appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, a committee he served on for his entire tenure in Congress. In addition, he served on and chaired the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee where he made environmental issues a priority, and worked tirelessly on issues affecting the National Parks, National Forests, and Native American issues. Congressman Dicks also became the chair of the Defense Appropriations Committee, and concluded his tenure in Congress as top-ranking Democratic Member on the Defense Appropriations Committee, and top-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. From 1990 to 1998, Congressman Dicks served on the House Intelligence Committee and was awarded the CIA Directors Medal.

Upon his retirement, Norm received the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian for his work on behalf of military members and their families.

  • Experience
    • Assists clients with strategic guidance, planning regarding federal and state government matters.
    • Provides clients with high level contacts within the Executive Branch, federal agencies, and state and local governments.
    • Served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 36 years, the longest serving Member of Congress from Washington State.
      • Chaired the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee
      • Chaired and was Ranking Democratic Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
      • Concluded his service in the U.S. House of Representatives as Ranking Democratic Member of the House Appropriations Committee.
    • Served as Legislative Assistant and finally Chief of Staff to Senator Warren Magnuson from Washington State.
    • Received countless awards and accolades for his work on behalf of protecting and restoring the environment, national security, and human services.
  • Professional Affiliations

    Council on Foreign Relations

    Defenders of Wildlife

    Board Member

    Puget Sound Naval Bases Association

    Rotary Clubs of Tacoma and Bremerton, Washington

    Ruckelshaus Center

    Board Member

    Trust for the National Mall

    Board Member

    Washington National Opera

    Board Trustee

    Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

    Board Member

  • Awards & Honors
  • Government Service

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Representative, Washington's 6th District, 1977-2012

    Office of U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA)

    Chief of Staff, 1973-1976
    Legislative Assistant, 1968-1973

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  • Thought Leadership


University of Washington School of Law J.D., 1968

University of Washington B.A., 1963