Paul Singarella, Chair of the Orange County office Environment, Land & Resources Department, is a nationally recognized water, and oil and gas lawyer. He has received numerous mentions as a Top 100 lawyer in the State of California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, and is repeatedly mentioned in “Best Lawyers in America.” He is an MIT-educated engineer and former National Science Foundation scholar.
His practice before the California Water Boards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California Coastal Commission, CalRecycle, The California Air Resources Board, US EPA and US Army Corps is widely recognized on behalf of a variety of clients including utilities, developers, industry, oil and gas, silviculture and municipal.
Mr. Singarella has worked on numerous watershed-scale matters involving important natural resources throughout California, Louisiana, New Jersey, Boston Harbor, Tennessee and Tampa Bay, under federal and state authorities. His groundwater quality and water rights practice has included basin adjudications, permitting and related activity before the California State Board and various Superfund-related actions at state and federal Superfund sites.
Mr. Singarella is a registered Professional Engineer (retired), author of several publications on various topics, and has lectured in Germany, India and throughout the US on climate change, sustainability and water policies.