Edward T. Schexnayder

Edward Schexnayder joined Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in 2012 and is an associate at the firm. Mr. Schexnayder’s practice includes representing public agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups in government, environmental, and land use matters. His practice areas include litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local ordinance compliance, and inverse condemnation and takings, as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission. Mr. Schexnayder was a part of the litigation team that successfully upheld CEQA against federal preemption claims in the California Supreme Court decision Friends of the Eel River v. North Coast Railroad Authority.

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Before joining the firm, Mr. Schexnayder received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and also holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. While in law school, he was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Justice. Mr. Schexnayder also served as a Managing Articles Editor and founder of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Macalester College.

He is a member of the State Bar of California.