Wallis Law

Tina Wallis California CEQA Attorney

Tina Wallis

President/Attorney

A highly regarded land use attorney and authority on California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Tina Wallis guides private and public sector landowners and developers through complex entitlement and permitting processes, CEQA compliance, litigation challenging entitlements and permits, and due diligence for complex land use and environmental issues.

Ms. Wallis began her legal career advising counties, cities, and special districts on land use, public works, general government, airport, and landfill matters. During this time, she built a reputation as a fair and respectful problem solver, and is thus esteemed by those with whom she negotiates on her clients’ behalf. Ms. Wallis serves both the legal and wider communities as an advocate for affordable housing, youth services, and excellence in the study and practice of law.

SELECT INDUSTRY / CLIENT LIST

  • Public Sector/Government – Schools, Homeless Shelters, Alternative
  • Energy Systems, Conservation Easements
  • Construction/Developers – Subdivisions, Shopping Centers, Housing,
  • Mixed Use Projects
  • Hospitality – Luxury Resorts, Hotels, Retreat Centers, Inns, Distilleries,
  • Breweries
  • Agriculture/Wine – Wineries, Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, Commercial
  • Composting
  • Quarry Operations – Quarries, Asphalt Plants, Commercial Composting

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Former Board Member – Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Former Judge Pro Tem – Sonoma County Small Claims Court
  • Professor: Environmental Law; Legal Research & Writing;
  • Environmental Negotiations Team – Empire College of Law
  • Member – Santa Rosa Junior College Paralegal Studies Advisory Board
  • Vice Chair – Sonoma County Bar Association Bench-Bar Committee
  • Board Member – Homes for California (dba Homes for Sonoma)
  • Board President – Social Advocates for Youth

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • CEQA Updates, Trends,and Hot Topics
  • CEQA Compliance: Wildfire Analysis, Water Analysis
  • Obstacles to Affordable Housing
  • Land Use Entitlement/Permits: Fastrack to Approval

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, 1997
Tina Wallis

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