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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

Birth Information
Born January 23, 1938 in Ely, Nevada

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.