A partner in the San Diego office, Christopher W. Garrett has practiced law with the firm since 1981. His practice centers on environmental law, municipal law and land use law throughout California and the Western United States. His areas of expertise include federal, state and local regulation of air pollution, water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, wetlands protection, endangered species preservation and other environmental and land use laws, including municipal law, public finance and government contracts requirements. His particular areas of concentration involve air pollution laws and regulations and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). In addition, he regularly counsels clients to ensure that documents prepared in compliance with these statutes can be defended in subsequent litigation. Mr. Garrett also has extensive experience in handling litigation concerning compliance with CEQA and NEPA, representing developers, public agencies and project opponents throughout California. Most recently, he was recognized as a 2015 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) by the Daily Journal, named “Lawyer of the Year” for Land Use and Zoning by Best Lawyers 2015, an honor only awarded to a single lawyer in a practice area and has been recognized by the Daily Journal 2014 as one of California's Top 50 Development Lawyers.
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