Marlene Dehlinger

Ms. Dehlinger joined the firm in 2016 as an environmental law fellow. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Impact Litigation and Social Justice fellow with the Santa Clara County Counsel's Office where she advised County agencies, developed ordinances to protect environmental and public health, and assisted with consumer protection litigation.

photo by Liza Heider

In 2013, Ms. Dehlinger graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law. During law school she was a coordinator of Students for Economic and Environmental Justice, participated in the East Bay Community Law Center's Housing Clinic where she represented low-income tenants facing eviction, and served as a student director of the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic. Ms. Dehlinger also worked at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger as a summer law clerk in 2012 and as a law clerk for Communities for a Better Environment in summer 2011.

Before law school, Ms. Dehlinger worked for organizations supporting women’s rights movements in Sub-Saharan Africa and Mexico, and directed a coalition advocating for affordable housing and sustainable land use policies in Sonoma County, California. She has also worked in the wine industry. She received a B.A., magna cum laude, in History and International Relations from Brown University.

Ms. Dehlinger is a member of the State Bar of California.