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Chambers USA  has consistently recognized Kevin as one of the leading environmental lawyers in California. Clients and colleagues describe Kevin as a "world-class . . . professional," one of the "best in the business," and “a talented and trusted environmental, land use, and climate change lawyer with the strategic visionto advocate for his clients while understanding their business realities.”

Kevin has spoken on environmental and natural resource topics at conferences held in California, throughout the United States and abroad. His speaking engagements have included presentations at Cornell Law School, the University of San Francisco Law School, Harvard Business School, and the Euromoney Conference on Trade and Finance in Shanghai, China. Most recently, Kevin co-chaired a two-day conference in San Francisco on California water quality and water supply issues. Through these engagements and various writing projects, Kevin has “repeatedly demonstrated hiscommitment to furthering public dialogue about critical legal issues.”


Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 40%
    30 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    30 years
  3. Administrative Law: 20%
    30 years



Hourly ($600-650/hour)

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Marten Law PLLC

455 Market Street
Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA, 94105-2446

333 Bush St Ste 600
San Francisco, CA, 94104



NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Environmental Lawyers in CaliforniaChambers & Partners USA Guide2011
Best EnvironmentalNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShook Hardy & Bacon2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San Francisco FoundationBoard Member2010 - Present
World Affairs CouncilTrustee2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chubb Custom Insurance Company v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc., et al.Multiple dismissals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationThe New Environmental Paradigm: Trends and Strategies for Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change2010
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionClimate Change and the Courts: Litigating the Causes and Consequences of Global Warming,2008
University of San Francisco Law ReviewGlobal Climate Change and the National Environmental Policy Act,2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Cornell UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters1981
Cornell UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Overview of California Water Law and RegulationOverview of California Water Law and Regulation2010
Law, Science and Sustainability OrigranEnvironmental and Regulatory Challenges to Developing Energy Alternatives – A Case Study2010
Conference on Chemical Products Liability and Environmental LitigationChanges in Pleading Requirements: Bolstering Defense Advantages by Using Potential Plaintiff Problems with the Iqbal-Twombly Standard2010