Tori Ballif Gibbons

Ms. Gibbons joined the firm in 2014 as an environmental law fellow, and rejoined the firm as an associate in 2018 after a clerkship with the Honorable Monroe G. McKay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Gibbons represents individuals, environmental groups, Indian tribes, and public agencies in a variety of environmental and land use cases. Her practice areas include CEQA, NEPA, federal Indian law, NHPA, real estate, municipal and land use law.

Ms. Gibbons graduated from Stanford Law School, where she served as a lead article/executive editor for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Her student note, “Political Fallout: Designing a Radiation Exposure Compensation Scheme,” was published in the June 2012 volume of the Journal. Ms. Gibbons interned at the San Francisco office of the Natural Resources Defense Council during Summer 2011 as a Justice John Paul Stevens Fellow, and worked as a summer law clerk for the Utah Attorney General’s State Agency Counsel Division in 2010. She was also involved with the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, where she successfully argued a demurrer before the Marin County Superior Court and worked with a Northern California tribe on their ongoing challenge to a BLM leasing decision.

Ms. Gibbons graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in history. Prior to joining the firm, she completed a two-year clerkship at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Ms. Gibbons is a member of the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.