|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Special Counsel||Trutanich-Michel||1998 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club||Vice Chair of Legal Committee||2010 - Present|
|American Mule Association||Member of Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Sierra Club Conservation Legal Committee||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|Silvester v. Harris, 41 F. Supp. 3d 927, 2014.||Won.|
|Carl Michel vs. Palos Verdes Network Group, Inc., et al, 156 Cal. App.4th 756 (2007)||Won appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|West||Carl Michel vs. Palos Verdes Network Group, Inc., et al, 156 Cal. App.4th 756 (2007)||2007|
|University of California - Irvine||Environmental Management||Certificate||2006|
|U of San Francisco SOL||Law||law||1992|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||N/A||undergraduate||1989|
|Environmental Law Series, Workshop VI: CEQA, NEPA & Open Government||CEQA Overview||2013|
|Environmental Law Series, Coastal Protection, Land Trusts & Conservancies, Urban Oil||Private Coastal Act Enforcement||2012|
|C.E.Q.A. Overview, Workshop on CEQA, Global Warming, Endangered Species||C.E.Q.A. Overview||2010|
|Workshop on Global Warming Law, Clean Air Act and Clean Water for Environmental Activists||Gathering the Facts: FOIA, California Public Records Act & Aerial Photos,||2009|
|Workshop on Land Use & Global Warming Law for Environmental Activists||Toxics (RCRA CERCLA, TSCA, FIFRA, California Analogs)||2008|
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