Kristen Castaños is one of the firm’s most respected California environmental and land use lawyers. Known for her practical and business-focused advice, Kristen works with commercial, industrial and energy developers on due diligence, compliance and related litigation involving California’s key environmental and land use laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the California Williamson Act, the Warren Alquist Act and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act. A former City Attorney, Kristen also works with a number of municipal and public entity clients, having successfully represented several California counties, municipalities and a redevelopment agency on CEQA and related land use issues.
Kristen was selected as the Sacramento Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and the Sacramento Water Law Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2014 by Best Lawyers®. She was also recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of Sacramento’s “Women Who Mean Business” in 2013.
Outside of her client work, Kristen is a member of the Board of Directors for the Powerhouse Science Center.
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