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John Patrick Kinsey

John Patrick Kinsey

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
    12 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    14 years
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%
    14 years

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Contact Info

Wanger Jones Helsley PC

265 E River Park Cir Ste 310
PO Box 28340
Fresno, CA, 93720




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Chapter ActivityAssociation of Environmental Professionals2014
Legal Responsibility: 2014 Legal Who's Who (Environmental Law)Corporate Responsibility Magazine2014
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWanger Jones Helsley PC2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyWanger Jones Helsley PC2003 - 2006
Associate AttorneyCooley Godward2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Association of Environmental ProfessionalsBoard Member (Representing Central Chapter)2014 - Present
Association of California Water AgenciesMember, Legal Affairs Committee2014 - 2015
Eastern District Conference Planning CommitteeCo-chair2012 - 2013
Federal Bar Association (San Joaquin chapter)President2011 - 2011
Association of Environmental Professionals, Central ChapterPresident2010 - 2013
Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives Coordinating CommitteeLawyer Representative2010 - 2013
Federal Bar Association (San Joaquin chapter)Board Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Friends of Roeding Park v. City of Fresno, 848 F. Supp. 2d 1152 (E.D. Cal. 2012)N/A
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Goldstene, 843 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (E.D. Cal. 2011)N/A
Woodward Park Homeowners Assoc., Inc. v. City of Fresno, 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1087 (2011)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California BerkeleyN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Lecture: Geography 132CEQA Litigation2014
The California Environmental Quality Act: Experiences & ReformCEQA Reform2013
Guest Lecture: Geography 184CEQA Litigation2013
CEQA Reform/Enhancement RoundtableCEQA/Land Use2013
AEP Eastern Slope ConferenceAdvanced CEQA Workshop2013
Advanced CEQA Workshop: Central ChapterAdvanced CEQA Workshop2013
AEP Fall CEQA Basics WorkshopCEQA Basics Workshop2012
Attorneys’ Perspectives on Managing the CEQA Process to Avoid LitigationModerator2010