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About Me

Environmental Compliance; Environmental Cleanup; Environmental
Insurance; Environmental Land Use; Environmental Real Estate;
Environmental Risk Management; Real Estate Development; Industrial Real
Estate Law; Corporate Real Estate; Property Remediation; Real Estate
Development; Superfund; Hazardous Waste; Pollution (Air, Water and
Waste); Natural Resources; Wetlands; Endangered Species; Permitting;
Toxic Torts; Underground Tanks; Regulatory Defense; Litigation;
Appeals; Administrative Litigation; Administrative Law; Administrative
Agency Practice; Administrative Hearings and Appeals; Federal
Administrative Law; Public Law; Commercial Real Estate; Commercial
Conveyancing; Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions; Commercial Real
Estate Contracts; Commercial Real Estate Development; Commercial Real
Estate Finance; Commercial Real Estate Litigation; Industrial Real
Estate Law; Retail Development; Shopping Center Acquisitions; Shopping
Center Development; Shopping Center Law; Business Regulation; Business
Torts; Limited Liability Company Law; Environmental Law; Air Pollution;
Air Quality; Brownfields Redevelopment; California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA); Chemical Regulation; Clean Air Act; Clean Water
Act; Climate Change; Coastal Environmental Law; Endangered Species;
Environmental Administrative Law; Environmental Arbitration;
Environmental Auditing; Environmental Bankruptcy; Environmental
Business Law; Environmental Class Actions; Environmental Cleanup;
Environmental Compliance; Environmental Contamination; Environmental
Corporate Law; Environmental Cost Recovery; Environmental Criminal
Defense; Environmental Criminal Law; Environmental Diseases;
Environmental Dispute Resolution; Environmental Due Diligence;
Environmental Health and Safety; Environmental Insurance; Environmental
Insurance Claims; Environmental Insurance Coverage; Environmental
Legislative Practice; Environmental Lender Liability; Environmental
Liability; Environmental Litigation; Environmental Mediation;
Environmental Penalties; Environmental Permitting; Environmental Real
Estate; Environmental Regulation; Environmental Reinsurance;
Environmental Risk Management; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Gas Pollution; Groundwater Contamination;
Habitat Conservation; Hazardous Materials and Substances; Hazardous
Materials Management; Hazardous Materials Transportation; Hazardous
Waste; Hazardous Waste Liability; Hazardous Waste Management; Hazardous
Waste Permits; Hazardous Waste Regulation; Indoor Air Quality;
International Environmental Law; Medical Waste; National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA); Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material; Nuclear
Waste; Oil Pollution; Oil Spills; Pesticide Regulation; Pollution;
Property Remediation; Protected Species; Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act (RCRA); Sick Building Syndrome; Solid Waste; Solid Waste
Disposal; Solid Waste Management; Solid Waste Regulation; Superfund;
Toxic Chemicals; Toxic Substance Liability; Toxic Substance Regulation;
Toxic Substances; Underground Storage Tanks; Water Pollution; Water
Quality; Wetlands Protection; Wetlands Regulation; Wildlife Law;
Natural Resources; Conservation Law; Geothermal Resources;
International Mining Law; Land Reclamation; Mine Safety; Mineral Law;
Mineral Leasing; Riparian Rights; Surface Mining; Water Law; Water
Rights; Toxic Torts; Asbestos Defense; Asbestos Litigation; Chemical
Exposure; Mold Litigation; Silicosis Litigation; Toxic Exposure; Toxic
Tort Defense; Real Estate; Condominium Association Law; Easements;
Historic Conservation Easements; Homeowners Association Law; Land
Acquisitions; Land Sales; Land Trusts; Planned Unit Development Law;
Property Management; Real Estate Acquisitions; Real Estate Contracts;
Real Property; Real Property Acquisitions; Real Property Development;
Real Property Finance; Residential Real Estate; Residential Real Estate
Acquisitions; Residential Real Estate Development; Residential Real
Estate Finance; Residential Real Estate Foreclosure; Residential Real
Estate Sales; Right of Way Easements;Waterfront Development, Environmental Law.


Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%
    33 years, 300 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. We work together regularly and I value Jon's counsel very much.


    William Wick Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

180 Grand Ave #950
Oakland, CA, 94612

Los Angeles, CA

San Diego, CA

Sacramento, CA

San Francisco, CA

Irvine, CA

San Jose, CA

Phoenix, AZ



AZActive 198205/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
SuperlawyerNorthern California Superlawyers2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
Superfund EnforcementUnited States Environmental Protection Agency1988
Member of the YearMaricopa County Bar Association1985
Law Review EditorArizona Law Review1977
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerWactor & Wick LLP2002 - Present
San Francisco Office Managing PartnerLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP1994 - 1997
PartnerLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP1994 - 2002
PartnerAdams Duque & Hazeltine1991 - 1994
CounselGray Cary Ames & Frye1989 - 1991
Senior CounselUnited States Environmental Protection Agency1985 - 1989
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice the Arizona Attorney General1982 - 1985
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Environmental Law Section, BASFBoard Member2011 - Present
Executive Committee, State Bar of CA Environmental SectionBoard Member2001 - 2004
Bar Association of San FranciscoChair, Environmental Law Section1999 - 2001
American Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of California v. Kyocera America, Inc.Settlement
USA v. Bradley Mining CompanyN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
California Real Property JournalEnvironmentally Challenged Property: Is Environmental Insurance the Answer?N/A
California Real Property JournalNew Federal Requirements for Disclosure of Lead Paint In Residential DwellingsN/A
UnknownMold In Buildings — Real Threat to Business or Litigation Driven HoaxN/A
UnknownThree New EPA Enforcement Policies Provide Ammunition to Reduce FinesN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Arizona Honors CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Surviving Prop 65: What every Business Needs to KnowProposition 65N/A