Winter King

Winter King joined Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger in 2004 after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. King is a partner at the firm, and represents community groups, public agencies, and Indian Tribes in a wide range of environmental and land use issues. Her practice areas include CEQA, NEPA, state general plan and zoning law, and federal Indian law.

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Ms. King has extensive experience representing clients in state, federal, and tribal courts, as well as in local, state, and federal administrative proceedings. For example, Ms. King has represented the Colorado River Indian Tribes in a series of actions seeking to recover possession of tribal lands from non-tribal members who refuse to pay rent or vacate the property. One of these actions culminated in the landmark Ninth Circuit decision, Water Wheel Camp Recreational Area, Inc. v. LaRance, which reinforced the jurisdiction of tribal courts over non-members who trespass on tribal lands. Ms. King also regularly assists a broad range of clients in navigating the CEQA and NEPA administrative processes and represents clients in CEQA and NEPA litigation.

Ms. King has published several articles on topics related to land use, environmental law, and federal Indian Law, and regularly speaks at conferences on these topics. See Bridging the Divide: Water Wheel’s New Tribal Jurisdiction Paradigm, forthcoming Gonzaga Law Review (Spring 2012) (co-author); Smart Growth Meets the Neighbors, 34 Ecology Law Quarterly 1349 (2008) (book review); COHRE, Women, Slums and Urbanisation: Examining the Causes and Consequences (2008) (contributing author) Illegal Settlements and the Impact of Titling Programs, 44 Harv. Int’l L.J. 433 (2003). Ms. King received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2002, and her undergraduate degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1999.

Ms. King has been named as a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Native American Law.

She is a member of the Bars of the State of California, the State of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, CRIT Tribal Court, and various federal district courts.