Associates

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Alexis Krieg

Alexis Krieg graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.  She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2007, with a Certificate in Public Service.

During law school, Alexis co-chaired the Lambda Law Students Association, and was the secretary of the Davis Chapter of Law Students for Choice.  Additionally, she was a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Service Graduation Committee, and sang with Law Cappella.

Among her prior professional experiences, Alexis volunteered her time with Bay Area Legal Aid, and during law school she was a member of the King Hall Civil Rights Clinic.  Alexis also interned with the California Department of Justice, Health Education and Welfare Section, and with the California Legislature, in the Office of the Senate Majority Leader.

Alexis’s practice areas include the National Environmental Protection Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Clean Water Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Endangered Species Act.  She also has experience with the Freedom of Information Act and California Public Records Act.

See Alexis’s Linkedin profile here.

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Stephanie Clarke

Stephanie Clarke graduated from Boston University in 2005 and received her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008. While at Northeastern, Stephanie was a member of the Environmental Law Foundation and served as chair for the Student Global AIDS Campaign.

During law school, Stephanie participated in the Law, Culture, and Difference program where she worked with Greater Boston Legal Services on their HIV/AIDS Asylum project, which focused on benefitting individuals who were living in Zimbabwe and seeking asylum in the United States on the basis of their HIV/AIDS status.

Stephanie has interned with the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Berkeley City Attorney’s Office, and McRoberts, Roberts, and Rainer, LLP, a small environmental law firm in Boston.

Stephanie’s practice areas include the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, Land Use, and Bankruptcy. While at Volker Law, Stephanie has assisted in the prosecution of numerous CEQA and NEPA cases, including, for example, suits to protect sensitive coastal, mountain and riverine habitat and viewsheds along the coast of Northern California, and adjacent to the Anza-Borrego State Park. Stephanie has also worked on cases to preserve and maintain groundwater quantity and quality, and to encourage energy conservation and recycling of solid waste. Additionally, Stephanie worked on the Amicus Curiae brief that Volker Law submitted in opposition to California Proposition 8.

See Stephanie’s Linkedin profile here.

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Daniel Garrett-Steinman

Dan Garrett-Steinman graduated from Pomona College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 2009. While at Hastings, Dan received Excellence for the Future Awards in Transnational Law and International Environmental Law, and was also awarded Best Brief, Honorable Mention, in the 2007 Moot Court Competition.

In law school, Dan was a member of Hastings’ Environmental Law Society, Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and Hastings OUTLAW. Dan has also interned at the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and served as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for Hastings’ Legal Writing and Research/Moot Court Department.

Dan’s practice areas include the National Environmental Protection Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act, and constitutional, administrative, and land use law. Dan also has experience with land protection mechanisms including conservation easements.

Of Counsel

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Jamey M. B. Volker

Jamey graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis in 2006, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy, Analysis and Planning, and a Minor in Watershed Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) in 2010, with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law. He also received a Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010, with an emphasis in Transportation Policy and Planning.  He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy at U.C. Davis, while continuing to represent clients and serve as of counsel at Volker Law.

During law school, Jamey authored Water Supplies Finally Take Center Stage in the Land Use Planning Arena (Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 35:573, 2008). Additionally, Jamey served as President of the Boalt Environmental Law Society from 2007 to 2009, in which capacity he oversaw efforts to green Boalt Hall, among other things. He was also a member of Ecology Law Quarterly.

Among his prior professional legal experiences, Jamey interned at the Center for Biological Diversity and Earthjustice’s Oakland and Seattle Offices, where he worked on a wide variety of environmental cases in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. He was also a clinic intern in the Housing Unit of the East Bay Community Law Center, where he advised low-income tenants and managed their cases.

Among his other professional experiences, Jamey has co-authored multiple research reports with U.C. Davis Professor Susan Handy and others, including Travel of Diverse Populations: Literature Review (Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-07-35, 2007), and Bicycling in Davis and Five Other Small Cities (Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-11-45, 2011). He also jointly authored Old Road, New Directions: A Plan for Adeline for the City of Berkeley, which was nominated for the American Institute of Certified Planners’ Student Project Award. Additionally, Jamey has taught or lectured in college courses in environmental law and urban planning.

Jamey’s practice areas include the California Environmental Quality Act, California land use planning and zoning law, the California Urban Water Management Planning Act, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the Public Trust Doctrine, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the federal Endangered Species Act and general administrative law, among others.  Jamey actively practices in both state and federal courts in California, as well as in proceedings before local, state and federal agencies.

See Jamey’s Linkedin profile here.