Sandi L. Nichols, co-chair of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources Group, practices in the areas of environmental, natural resources and land use counseling and litigation, primarily handling compliance and litigation under the federal Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She has handled all phases of litigation from discovery through mediation, trial and appeal in state and federal court cases relating to contaminated soil, sediments, groundwater, and surface waters, resulting from VOCs, petroleum, chemical use and disposal, battery reclamation activities and industrial port-related activities. She has also handled indoor air quality litigation and environmental insurance coverage matters. Sandi also assists in the preparation of negative declarations and environmental impact reports, and represents clients in litigation under CEQA. She has litigated eminent domain actions and title and boundary disputes.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Sandi L. Nichols