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Robert William Hargreaves

Robert William Hargreaves

Practice areas:

Energy & Utilities, Municipal and Redevelopment Law, State, Local And Municipal Law, Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me

Practicing law for more than 20 years, I am managing partner of Best Best & Krieger's Desert office and head of the firm’s renewable energy practice group. I specialize in general municipal, land use and energy law. I serve as city attorney, general counsel and special counsel to a variety of public agencies.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Energy & Utilities: 30%
    19 years
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
    26 years
  3. Municipal and Redevelopment Law: 25%
    26 years
  4. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
    26 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • John Oli Alvin Pinkney

    Bob Hargreaves is one of the smartest and finest lawyers and individuals I know. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about renewable energy, utilities and public agency law, Bob is creative in identifying common sense solutions to seemingly complex situations. Bob has the highest ethical standards and is respected throughout the legal and local community. I wholeheartedly endorse Bob.


    John Pinkney Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Roman Michael Whittaker

    Bob Hargreaves is an extremely knowledgeable land use, environmental and natural resources practitioner.


    Roman Whittaker Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

74-760 Highway 111
Suite 200
Indian Wells, CA, 92210




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1996 - Present
AssociateBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1988 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Coachella Valley Economic PartnershipBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Renewable Energy RoundtableLeader2010 - Present
University of California, Riverside Southern California Research Institute for Solar EnergyAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Wilson Center for Sustainable Energy and Environmental SystemsAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Institute for Local GovernmentA Local Official's Guide to Intergovernmental Conflict Resolution2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of California - BerkeleyComputer ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Association of Environmental Professionals California ConferenceThe Salton Sea Update2010
Solar Power International ConferencePermitting: Expediting the Process and Lowering Costs2009