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Sarah Ellen Owsowitz

Sarah Ellen Owsowitz

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Appeals, State, Local And Municipal Law

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 60%
    16 years, 200 cases
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 20%
    16 years, 50 cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    16 years, 10 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Bradley Blaine Brownlow

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bradley Brownlow Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP

555 California St 10FL
San Francisco, CA, 94104-1513




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Rising Star for Land Use LawNorthern California Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Northern California Rising Star for Land Use LawNorthern California Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Northern California Rising Star for Land Use Lawby Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateCox Castle & Nicholson, LLP2007 - Present
AssociateMorrison & Foerster2005 - 2007
Deputy City AttorneySan Francisco City Attorney's Office1999 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionExecutive Committee2008 - 2010

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Tracy First v. City of Tracy (2009) 177 Cal.App.4th 912Won

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Publication NameTitleDate
California Real Property JournalCEQA and Climate Change - Where are We Today and Where Are We Going?2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Minnesota L SLawlaw1999
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/AMasters of Planning1998
Univ of ChicagoHistoryundergraduate1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Water Rights Sales and TransfersOverview of State Requirements for Evaluating Water Supplies2010
Practical Aspects of Prosecuting Citizens’ SuitsABC’s: Practical Aspects of Prosecuting Citizens’ Suits2010
CLE Land Use Law & Policy ConferenceGreen house Gases and Climate Change – Local and Regional Regulations You Need to Know2010