Mr. Gettis focuses his practice on helping private and public clients comply with all facets of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including the preparation and certification or adoption of environmental impact reports, environmental impact statements, negative declarations, environmental assessments, and other environmental documents. Mr. Gettis also assists clients with local agency permitting and other land use entitlement issues including land use applications and zoning evaluations.
Mr. Gettis has over 10 years of experience working with complex real estate, environmental, and land use issues as both a licensed attorney and a consultant. He has obtained land use permits and managed regulatory compliance efforts for large-scale commercial/resort developments, residential planned communities, mining operations, large-scale energy projects, telecommunication facilities, habitat resource management plans, water infrastructure and electrical transmission projects.
Prior to joining Gresham Savage, Mr. Gettis worked in entitlements and natural resources for planning and law firms, as well as being a senior project manager and legal counsel for an environmental and engineering firm in California. Additionally, prior to attending law school, Mr. Gettis worked both as a construction manager and a national claims adjuster focusing on large-scale commercial and residential property losses.
Licensed since 2002
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|WI||Suspended Olr Certification||2002||03/25/2015|
|Deputy County Counsel||County of Riverside Office of County Counsel||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC||2011 - Present|
|Legal Counsel and Senior Project Manager||Dudek||2008 - 2011|
|Attorney||Best Best & Krieger||2006 - 2008|
|Entitlements and Regulatory Compliance Manager||CAA Planning and Lilburn||2004 - 2006|
|Entitlements Attorney||Richard Connor Riley & Associates / E3 Development Solutions||2001 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Inland Empire Association of Environmental Professionals||Member||N/A|
|Association of Environmental Professionals||Treasurer||N/A|
|California Water Law & Policy Reporter||Nestle Waters North America Reopens the Environmental Process for the Proposed McCloud Spring Water Bottling Facility||N/A|
|California Water Law & Policy Reporter||New State Regulations Set Legal Limit for Perchlorate in Public Water Supplies||N/A|
|California Water Law & Policy Reporter||Salton Sea Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report: Battle to Save the Salton Sea||N/A|
|California Water Law & Policy Reporter||Emergency Injunction by Ninth Circuit Halts the Lining of the All American Canal||N/A|
|California Water Law & Policy Reporter||California Continues Battling for Federal Support of Ailing Levees||N/A|
|Univ of Wisconsin School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Construction Management and Science||Post-Graduate Coursework||1997|
|Oregon State University||Psychology/Sociology||Bachelor of Science||1991|
|St. Mark's Presbyterian in Newport Beach||Symposium on Solar Rights Act and Local Land Use Control||2011|
|University of California - Riverside||CEQA Basics||2005|