Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker frequently appear before state and federal courts of appeal and have won landmark cases in the California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

We also represented clients as amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court’s most important globalwarming case to date, Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007).

Successful cases that the firm has handled include:

  • National Parks and Conservation Association v. Bureau of Land Management, __ F.3d __ (9th Cir. 2009). (Federal Land Policy Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act)
  • State Water Resources Control Board Cases II, 161 Cal.App.4th 304 (2008). (Private parties’ rights to attorneys’ fees in public interest cases)
  • Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, 549 U.S. 497 (2007). (Clean Air Act, Amicus Brief)
  • Vineyard Area Citizens for Responsible Growth, Inc. v. City of Rancho Cordova, 40 Cal.4th 412 (2007). (California Environmental Quality Act)
  • Pit River Tribe v. U.S. Forest Service, 469 F.3d 768 (9th Cir. 2006). (National Environmental Policy Act of 2005, National Historic Preservation Act, Amicus Briefs)
  • Save Our Neighborhood v. Lishman, 140 Cal.App.4th 1288 (2006). (California Environmental Quality Act)
  • State Water Resources Control Board Cases, 136 Cal.App.4th 674 (2006). (California Water Quality Laws)
  • Tri-Valley Cares v. Department of Energy, 203 Fed.Appx. 105 (9th Cir. 2006). (National Environmental Policy Act)
  • City of Sausalito v. O’Neill, 386 F.3d 1186 (9th Cir. 2004). (Standing, Coastal Zone Management Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act)
  • Friends of the Santa Clara River v. Castaic Lake Water Agency, 123 Cal.App.4th 1 (2004). (Urban Water Management Act)
  • City of Martinez v. Texaco, 353 F.3d 758 (9th Cir. 2003). (Standing, enforcement of conservation easements, res judicata)
  • Friends of the Eel River v. Sonoma County Water Agency, 108 Cal.App.4th 859 (2003). (California Environmental Quality Act and Planning and Zoning Law)
  • Personal Watercraft Coalition v. Board of Supervisors, 100 Cal.App.4th 129 (2002). (Due Process and Commerce Clause of U.S. and California Constitutions, Federal Boat Safety Act, Clean Air Act)