Nossaman Expands Environment & Land Use Group with Addition of Tim Swickard, Former Director and Chief Counsel for Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control

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Sacramento, CA — We are pleased to announce that Tim Swickard has joined our Environment & Land Use Group as a partner in the Sacramento office. He joins from Greenberg Traurig.

Tim focuses his practice on federal and state environmental regulatory compliance and litigation, real estate development, land use entitlement, environmental compliance, hazardous waste and water law. He represents recycling, environmental cleanup, transportation industry businesses, commercial and residential developers, Indian Nations, public agencies and landowners. Tim previously served as the Director and Chief Counsel for the Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as a partner at Lewis Brisbois.

Tim counsels clients on a wide array of topics related to environmental and regulatory law, including USEPA, USCOE, Cal/EPA, USFSW, CDFW, FDA, USDA and CDFA. He also represents clients in OSHA Workplace Health and Safety facility regulatory compliance and enforcement defense, permitting and licensing, transportation and storage.

“Tim’s comprehensive, yet nuanced experience in the environmental field on both the public and private side will add immediate value for our clients,” expressed Paul Weiland, chair of our Environment & Land Use Group. “His knowledge of the California and national landscape in the practice is best-in-class, and we are very excited he is joining the Firm.”

Our Environment & Land Use Group thrives at the intersection of law, policy, engineering and science. Environmental issues are complex. Legal is an important perspective but rarely the only one. We strategize with consultants, engineers, in-house counsel and project managers to find solutions. Our team-oriented approach is one way we help clients bring projects in on time and within budget. The Group is ranked by Chambers in California, Washington, Texas and nationally, and recognized by Legal 500 nationally.

Commenting on joining the Firm, Tim said, “Nossaman has a long and storied history in the environmental sector and in California, and its local and national reach is very appealing to me. I look forward to serving the needs of the group’s clients and working with such a deep, talented team of attorneys.”

Tim is ranked by the Legal 500 in the “Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions - Toxic Tort” category. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a B.S. from the University of California at Davis.

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