Jillian Ames


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Environmental and Natural Resources
Environmental and Natural Resources

Jillian Ames has long been an advocate for the environment. Her background in geography and environmental studies combined with her experience working with top agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the California State Water Resources Control Board, provides Jillian with a strong knowledge base when advising clients.

Jillian has volunteered for several organizations over the years, including Global Vision International, Habitat for Humanity, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, and more.


"The Biden Administration Proposes Changing the Water Quality Certification Review Process for Federally Permitted Projects," co-author, Water Law Alert (June 2022)

"US ACE Nationwide Permits Include Water Reclamation & Use," co-author, Water and Waste Digest (April 2022)

"AB 701 Continues the Recent Trend in California to Regulate Warehouse Distribution Centers," Land Use Law Alert (October 2021)

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Community Involvement

University of California – Davis, Environmental Law Mentor

Academic Distinction

Witkin Award, International Environmental Law 

Witkin Award, Animal Law

Environs, Environmental Law and Policy Journal, Executive Editor


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law (2021)

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2016)

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2013)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-6439 Direct Phone
415-995-3571 Fax

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