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Geralyn Liosi Skapik

Geralyn Liosi Skapik

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate

About Me

My practice areas focus primarily in litigation and organization of complex matters and environmental and land use cases, including matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Coastal Commission Act, the Subdivision Map Act, California Planning and Zoning Laws, and the Global Warming Solutions Act. I also have extensive expereince litigating matters involving the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) relating to hazardous materials, contaminated and superfund sites.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 70%
    24 years, 200 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    24 years, 100 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Eric Vaughn Traut

    I strongly endorse Geralyn as an environmental lawyer. Her ability to pay attention to detail, coupled with a tenacity that makes others in her field respect her abilities, has brought unrivaled success to her and the firm. She also has great taste in may catch her in the front row of a Matchbox 20 concert.


    Eric Traut Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Claremont Land Group, Attorneys

250 W 1st Suite #330
Claremont, CA, 91711



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Womens Lawyer--Inland EmpireWomens Lawyer-Inland Empire2005
Who's Who for California LawyersWho's Who for California Lawyers2004
Presidents AwardCal PolyPomonaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBurke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP1998 - 2008
Senior AssociateThomas, Mort, Kline, Prosser1996 - 1998
AssociateBeam Brobeck and West1993 - 1996
AssociateSchell and Delamer1987 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
San Bernardino Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
9th Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
United States District Courts Southern Districts of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
United States District Courts for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
United States District Courts for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1997
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
California State CourtsAdmitted to Practice1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Parks Legal Defense v. City of Huntington Beachprevailed
DTSC v. FRSprevailed
California Water Impact Network v. City of Santa Claritaprevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
BWS NewsCEQA Update2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State UnivLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
California St Polytechnic UnivAnimal BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AEP ConferenceCalifornia Environmental Quality Act update2010
Riverside County Bar AssociationCEQA Update2007
Riverside County Bar AssociationWater Supply Assessment2007
BWSCEQA Law Review2005
CEQA ConferenceEthics and Women in the workplaceN/A