|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys in Northern California (environmental litigation)||Superlawyers Magazine||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Best Public Interest Lawyer||East Bay Express||2007|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Stuart M. Flashman||1990 - Present|
|Instructor||University of California, Berkeley Extension||1995 - 1997|
|Director||East Bay Municipal Utility District||1991 - 1994|
|Legal Intern||Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund||1989 - 1989|
|Senior Research Biologist||Stauffer Chemical Company||1980 - 1986|
|Assistant Professor||North Carolina State University||1977 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rockridge Community Planning Council||Chair Emeritus||2012 - Present|
|Rockridge Community Planning Council||Chair, Land Use Committee||2008 - Present|
|Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter||Member, Legal Committee||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|Rockridge Community Planning Council||Chair, Board of Directors||2008 - 2012|
|Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter||Executive Committee||1997 - 1998|
|Alameda County Bar Association||N/A||1992 - 2006|
|Association of California Water Agencies||Member, Board of Directors||1992 - 1994|
|Hayward Area Planning Assn. & Old Highlands Homeowners Assn. v. California State University||Trial Ct. ordered approvals rescinded based on multiple deficiencies in EIR. Ct of Appeal affirmed in part, reversed in part, published decision (slip opinion). Petition for review pending|
|Town of Atherton et al. v. California High-Speed Rail Authority||Ct. ordered approval rescinded and EIR rewritten to correct deficiencies|
|Stow v. Smith et al.||Writ of mandate denied|
|See all legal cases|
|Alameda County Bar Association Bulletin||CAPP Initiatives - Another Perspective||2000|
|New College of California School of Law||Public Interest Law||J.D.||1990|
|Harvard University||Biochemistry||PhD - Doctorate||1976|
|Brown University||Biology||A.B./Sc.M. (cum laude with honors in biology)||1969|
|Advancing Social Justice Through the Law||Can a bunch of Lawyers Help Save the Planet?||2007|
|Does CEQA Need to be Reformed?||What Works in CEQA and What Doesn't||2005|
|Urban Environmental Law||Urban Environmental Law||1998|
Posted by morris
First let me say that I am 69 years old, mostly retired business man and during my business career I had a reasonable amount of experience with attorneys. In point of fact at one time, we were involved in an anti-trust action which spread over 6 years. That was one contact with a large law firm, which did an outstanding job for us.
Mr. Flashman was referred to us by another firm. We needed an attorney to draw up referendum petitions for a citizens group which I headed up. It was essential that this be done quickly and correctly. He within a few days had the material to us. During this time he literally gave us an education on referendums, the pitfalls and possibilities to make sure we could gather the necessary signatures.
That we were successful was in no small measure due to his expertise. He along the way was able to give us counsel on environmental issues and other challenges. He has had a lot of experience with the referendum process, and it was so helpful.
At the end of this successful process, we elected to enter into negotiations and eventually reached an compromise agreement with the developer. Mr. Flashman became our attorney in drawing up the legal document for this agreement.
All along the way with was a period of about 8 months, he was on a very timely basis able to give us excellent advice.
I could not give a higher recommendation to anyone than what I offer for Mr. Flashman. On top of all of this, he fees were very reasonable, which for a citizens group always presents a problem since funds are very limited.
(my choice of type of case chosen below is because you don't have a category that really fits what he did for us )
Menlo Park Tomorrow
Jeff Hoffman, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Stuart Flashman is probably the premier CEQA attorney in the Bay Area. Stuart has successfully prevented great harm to the wilderness adjacent to Pacheco Pass and is stellar in his use of CEQA to prevent environmental harms. I endorse Stu Flashman for environmental matters.
Bern Steves, International law Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I worked with Mr. Flashman as co-counsel in a case brought to derail a referendum petition in the City of Cupertino. Mr. Flashman was highly knowledgeable as to the law and practice issues involved. His legal submissions were of the highest quality, and I found him highly professional throughout.