I am a partner with Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP. I represent clients in environmental and land use litigation and compliance matters.
I am licensed to practice in the courts of the State of California and am admitted to practice in all United States district courts in California, the United States Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit), and the United States Supreme Court.
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Licensed since 1996
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Cum Laude||Harvard Law School||1996|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa Society||1991|
|Summa Cum Laude||University of California, Los Angeles||1991|
|Partner||Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp||2006 - Present|
|Associate||Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp LLP||2004 - 2005|
|Post-Conviction Counsel (Capital Cases)||State of California, Habeas Corpus Resource Center||2000 - 2004|
|Associate||Landels Ripley & Diamond LLP||1998 - 1999|
|Associate||Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP||1996 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, Environmental Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Francisco Opera||Donor||N/A|
|SF/Marin Food Bank||Donor||N/A|
|UCLA Alumni Scholarships||Donor||N/A|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Ruling Complicated Use of CEQA’s Categorical Exemptions||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Federal Preemption May Be The Key For Calif. Railroads||2014|
|ENR California||Analysis of New Framework for Transportation Impact Under CEQA||2014|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||SB 743: Tinkering with CEQA for the future||2014|
|Today's Facility Manager||In CA, New Water Quality Regulations For Industrial Facilities||2013|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Bill To Create Environmental Court Lacks Specificity||2013|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||The Future is Now (Or Is It?): Choosing the “Baseline” and Minimizing Related Litigation Risk Under CEQA||2012|
|San Francisco Daily Journal||Statewide Stormwater Permit Revisions Could Limit Citizen Suits Against Industry||2011|
|Harvard Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of California at Los Angeles||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Environmental Law Workshop||Brownfields Redevelopment: A Step-By-Step Guide||2015|