Lauren Neuhaus' practice focuses on environmental litigation, land use and planning, and regulatory compliance counseling.

Lauren advocates for clients in diverse sectors including agribusiness, developers, landowners, public water service providers, and food processors. She counsels her public and private clients in many practice areas, including environmental litigation, California environmental and land use laws such as the California Environmental Quality Act, zoning and permitting, and property rights. Lauren is experienced in both state and federal environmental laws.

Lauren combines her resourcefulness, creativity, and background in environmental law and litigation to identify and develop practical, effective solutions for clients in complex situations.


University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2019; Graduated number 1 in class; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Environs Environmental Law & Policy Journal; Dean’s Merit Scholarship; King Hall Academic Excellence Scholarship

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Rhetoric; B.S., Society & Environment, 2016, with distinction



United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California



  • Legal Research and Writing II Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis School of Law, 2018
  • Environmental Law Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, 2017–2018


Insights & Presentations


  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Litigation—Environmental), 2024
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Environmental Litigation) Northern California Super Lawyers ®, 2023
  • Listed in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2022
  • Recipient of the 2019 UC Davis Law School Medal for Highest Academic Achievement
  • Witkin Award Recipient (highest class grade) in Legal Research and Writing II, Land Use & Planning, Property, Constitutional Law II, California Environmental Law, Energy Law, Food & Agriculture Law, and Marital Property
  • Environmental Law Certificate and Public Service Law Program Recipient
  • 2nd Place Winner at the 2018 California State Bar Environmental Negotiations Competition



  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment, Member, 2017–present
  • University of California, Berkeley, Enviromentorship Program, Student Environmental Resource Center, Mentor, 2019–present


  • She Shares, Mentee, 2017–2018
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