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Aaron Cole Gettis

Aaron Cole Gettis

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me

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.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%
    13 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC

550 East Hospitality Lane, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA, 92408

Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC

3750 University Avenue, Suite 250
Riverside, CA, 92501

County of Riverside Office of County Counsel

3960 Orange Street
5th Floor
Riverside, CA, 92501




WISuspended Olr Certification200203/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy County CounselCounty of Riverside Office of County Counsel2014 - Present
AttorneyGresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC2011 - Present
Legal Counsel and Senior Project ManagerDudek2008 - 2011
AttorneyBest Best & Krieger2006 - 2008
Entitlements and Regulatory Compliance ManagerCAA Planning and Lilburn2004 - 2006
Entitlements AttorneyRichard Connor Riley & Associates / E3 Development Solutions2001 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Inland Empire Association of Environmental ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Association of Environmental ProfessionalsTreasurerN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
California Water Law & Policy ReporterNestle Waters North America Reopens the Environmental Process for the Proposed McCloud Spring Water Bottling FacilityN/A
California Water Law & Policy ReporterNew State Regulations Set Legal Limit for Perchlorate in Public Water SuppliesN/A
California Water Law & Policy ReporterSalton Sea Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report: Battle to Save the Salton SeaN/A
California Water Law & Policy ReporterEmergency Injunction by Ninth Circuit Halts the Lining of the All American CanalN/A
California Water Law & Policy ReporterCalifornia Continues Battling for Federal Support of Ailing LeveesN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Wisconsin School of LawLawJuris Doctor2001
University of Washington -SeattleConstruction Management and SciencePost-Graduate Coursework1997
Oregon State UniversityPsychology/SociologyBachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Mark's Presbyterian in Newport BeachSymposium on Solar Rights Act and Local Land Use Control2011
University of California - RiversideCEQA Basics2005