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Jillian Ames

Jillian Ames

(415) 995-6439


Jillian is an Associate in the Real Estate + Environment section. Jillian works on a variety of natural resource and land use matters involving clients from both the public and private sectors. Jillian's experience includes land use and environmental laws at the State and local levels, with a concentration on entitlement processing, water quality, use, and rights, endangered species. Given this focus, Jillian's work encompasses the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"), the State's Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and the State's California Endangered Species Act.

Jillian has long been an advocate for the environment, and has a background in geography and environmental studies .

Areas of Focus


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 )

Academic Distinction

Witkin Award, International Environmental Law 

Witkin Award, Animal Law

Environs, Environmental Law and Policy Journal, Executive Editor

Admissions and Courts