Caroline E. Lee


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


J.D., University of California, Berkeley Law

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, with honors, Dean’s award for thesis

Caroline has significant experience representing clients in a variety of environmental and land use matters, advising on entitlement and permit proceedings, zoning, regulatory enforcement actions, water rights disputes, and transactions involving contaminated property and mitigation of risk. She has experience with both litigation and regulatory counseling on matters concerning many California and federal environmental laws and regulations. She also has experience representing public clients on regulatory compliance, land use, procurement, public finance and revenue (Propositions 13, 218, and 26), and governance-related matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Caroline clerked for the Hon. Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California. While in law school, she clerked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Office of General Counsel, and the United Nations Development Programme with Fiji’s Department of Environment, where she helped draft the nation’s first recycling regulation.


Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law for advanced curricular training

Ecology Law Currents, Senior Editor


State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section