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As Deputy County Counsel for the County of Riverside's Office of County Counsel, Mr. Gettis focuses his practice on providing the County with legal advice in the preparation and management of complex documents and compliance procedures pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  Additionally, Mr. Gettis oversees the County's compliance pursuant to the Clean Water Act.


Mr. Gettis has over 13 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.  




Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 100%
    14 years


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County of Riverside Office of County Counsel

3960 Orange Street
5th Floor
Riverside, CA, 92501


WISuspended Olr Certification200203/25/2015
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
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of WashingtonConstruction Management and SciencePost-Graduate Coursework1997
Oregon State UniversityPsychology/SociologyOther - Bachelors1991
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