Robia Crisp

Robia S. Crisp

Senior Counsel

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Land Use
Hotel Vitale
San Francisco

Robia focuses her practice on land use. She represents clients in land use matters and has experience conducting land use due diligence, preparing entitlement applications, ensuring compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and making appearances before local governmental decision-making bodies, including Planning Commissions and City Councils. Additionally, Robia represents clients at administrative hearings relating to alcoholic beverage sales permits.

Robia also has experience representing public agencies, landowners, and developers, providing legal advice and counsel on a broad range of land use and municipal law issues, including those arising under the Subdivision Map Act, the Public Records Act, and the Ralph M. Brown Act.


"Low-Impact Development: A Growing Trend in Stormwater Management," co-author, Builder Magazine (March 2007)

"Proposition 40: The California Clean Water, Clean Air, and Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002," The California Initiative Review (2002)

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"Real Estate Development from Beginning to End, Local Government Approvals," Lorman Education Services (February 2008)

"Air Quality, Water, and Smart Growth," San Joaquin County Housing Symposium (February 2007)

"Ethics Training for Local Agency Officials, AB1234," Northern California Water Association (January 2006)  

"Groundwater Law and Hydrology," UC Davis Extension Program (October 2004)

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“Legal Challenge to Downtown Berkeley Mixed-Use High-Rise Struck Down,” The Registry (October 2016)

"Judge Rules in CEQA Infill Case,” GlobeSt (October 2016)

Professional Affiliations

Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, Professional Women in Building, Executive Board Member (2010-2012)

Climate Change Reporter, Editorial Board Member (2009-2011)

California Land Use Law and Policy Reporter, Editorial Board Member (2008-2009)


J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (2003)

B.A., University of California, Davis (1996)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-5806 Direct Phone
415-995-3455 Fax

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