Area of Expertise

We regularly step outside of a standard set of legal services for clients. Finding lasting solutions to complex land use and environmental law challenges goes far beyond courtrooms, and deep into our surrounding regional community, its history, its leaders and its vision for the future.


Thomas Law Group’s ability to simultaneously focus on these myriad aspects defines our value to clients. Below are some of our areas of expertise.

Environmental Review

California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act

Land Use & Permitting

Including Planning, Zoning, Subdivision Law and the California Coastal Act

Wildlife, Wetlands & Natural Resources Law

Including the federal and California Endangered Species Acts

Air Quality Law

Including SB 375 / Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Federal and California Clean Air Acts

Water Quality, Water Supplies & Permitting Laws

Including the Clean Water Act and California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act

Local Government Law

Including Municipal Law and the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act

Energy & Utility Law

Including proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission

Legislation & Rulemaking

Including drafting legislation and providing testimony and representation in legislative and rulemaking proceedings

Litigation

Including trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court