James R. Arnold

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  • Citigroup Center, One Sansome Street, Suite 3500, San Francisco, CA 94104
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Author: (Representative Publications) Chapter 72, "Hazardous Waste Cleanup and Land Use," in the treatise, California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice, Lexis 2010; "Brownfields Redevelopment for the "Small Site," Bar Association of San Francisco (Sept. 2000); USDOJ Trial Attorney/AUSA Los Angeles, California, 1974-1987.

Areas of Practice (31)

  • Environmental Law
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Air Quality
  • Air Pollution
  • Clean Air Act
  • Water Quality
  • Water Pollution
  • Clean Water Act
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Eminent Domain
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Public Land Law
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Cost Recovery
  • Zoning Law
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Coatings Technology
  • Wetlands Protection
  • UST Fund
  • Metal Finishing
  • Wastewater Permits
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Industrial Permits
  • Dry Cleaner Clean Ups
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
925-310-5242  Phone
(925) 284-8887  Phone
(925) 284-1387  Fax
University Attended:
Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Baker Scholar, 1968
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
U.S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; 1976, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1973, California
Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section); American Bar Association (Secretary, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 2005 - 2007); Contra Costa County Bar Association; California State Bar Association.
Special Agencies:
UST Fund, Division of Clean Water Programs, California State Water Resources Control Board; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; California Department of Toxic Substances Control; Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
Reported Cases:
(Representative cases) American Motorcyclist Ass'n v. Watt, 534 F. Supp. 923 (C.D. Calif. 1981), 543 F.Supp.789 (C.D. Calif. 1982) (NEPA, FLPMA); United States v. Stringfellow, 783 F.2d 821 (9th Cir. 1986)(CERCLA); Cortese v. United States, 782 F.2d 845 (9th Cir. 1986) (Quiet Title); Jones-Hamilton Co. v. Kop-Coat, Inc. 750 F. Supp. 1022 (N.D., Calif. 1990) (CERCLA/RCRA); Australians for Animals v. Evans, 301 F. Supp. 2nd 1114 (N.D. Calif. 2004) (NEPA, MMPA).
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