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James S. Reed

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Practice Areas
Land Development; Environmental Law; Civil Litigation; Public Law

Admission Details
Admitted: 1966, California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended
Hastings College of Law, J.D., Class of 1965

University Attended
San Diego State University, B.A., Class of 1961

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of California; Mono County Bar Association

Biographical Details
Order of the Coif; American Juris Prudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Property Law; Chief Counsel, Assembly Judiciary Committee, California Legislature (1967 – 1971); General Practice, Sacramento, (1971 – 1985); Executive Director, Governors Commission on Retail Credit Installment Rates (1982); Instructor, University of California at Davis, Department of Environmental Sciences, 1974 – 1979; Professor of Constitutional Law, Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California, 1977 – 1985; County Counsel, County of Mono 1985 – 1996; Member, Governing Board, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (1981 – 1989) and Chair, (1983); Senate Select Committee on Consumer Credit; Senate Select Committee on No-Fault Automobile Insurance; Assembly Select Committee on CEQA to develop CEQA guidelines; State Bar Committee on Administration of Justice; State Bar Committee on the Environment; Author, “The Legal Profession on Trial: Group Legal services” 2 Loyola (LA) Rev. 12 (1969); “Legislating For The Consumer: An Insider’s View of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act” 2 Pac. L.J. 1 (1971).

Practice Emphasis
Environmental law at agency, trial court and appellate levels; public law; administrative law practice and procedures; general land use and development law; water law; general litigation with emphasis on environmental issues.

Representative Clients
Ormat Technologies, Inc.; County of Inyo; Pine Creek Village, LP; Grayhawk, LLC; Presson Construction, Inc.; Nelson Construction, LLC; Triad/Holmes Associates; Inland Aquaculture Group; High Sierra Hospitality Society; Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access; Mammoth Lakes Tourism; The Arcularius, Alpers and Inaja Ranches.