Osa L. Wolff

Osa L. Wolff is a partner with the firm. She joined the firm in 1998, following her completion of a clerkship with the Honorable James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Wolff’s practice areas include municipal law, state and federal environmental law, administrative law and state planning/zoning law.

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Ms. Wolff has participated in trial and appellate proceedings in both state and federal court, including CEQA litigation, inverse condemnation actions and constitutional takings defense. Since 2006, Ms. Wolff has served as the City Attorney for the City of Orinda, assisting City staff and officials with a wide array of legal matters. She regularly advises public agencies regarding issues including open meeting laws, conflicts of interest, public records and due process. As a member of the firm’s airport team, Ms. Wolff represents neighboring communities that are impacted by airports. She also represents clients in proceedings before local government and administrative agencies, and has appeared in numerous administrative proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. Ms. Wolff helps clients prepare conservation easements and other property instruments. She also assists public agencies with legal issues relating to solid waste and recycling services, including franchise agreements, diversion programs and local ordinances.

Ms. Wolff is a member of the Bars of the State of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California. She earned her J.D. and an environmental law specialization certificate from University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law in 1997. Ms. Wolff received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.