Julia E. Stein

Senior Counsel


Julia E. Stein is a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Environmental and Land Use teams. She specializes in environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and land use matters.

Julia has experience with matters involving a variety of state, federal, and local laws, including Prop 65, CEQA, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Oil Pollution Act. She has counseled her various clients through interactions with agencies such as EPA, the California Coastal Commission, and California’s State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, In addition, she has assisted clients with the development and entitlement process.

Julia is a member of a number of professional organizations. She currently serves on the California State Bar Association’s Environmental Section Executive Committee and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Section’s publication, the Environmental Law News. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Western Center of Law and Poverty, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Los County Bar Association.

Julia received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated cum laude in both History and Government from Georgetown University. 

Publications &
Speaking Engagements


“The Temperature Rises: A Hot Summer in Greenhouse Gas Regulation,” California State Bar Association Environmental Law News, Fall 2014.

“Air pollution agency adopts new fracking rule,” Daily Journal, May 6, 2013. Co-author.

“Beginning Of California’s Road to Finalized Fracking Rules,” Law360, January 2013.

“Navigating Water Use and Fracking in a Water-Scarce World,” California State Bar Association Environmental Law News, Winter 2012.

“Does the Divisibility Defense Really Exist? A Post-Burlington Northern Analysis,” Law360, November 2012. Co-author.

“Preenforcement Judicial Review After Sackett: Implications Beyond the Clean Water Act,” Environmental Law Reporter, September 2012. Co-author.

Awards &

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California State Bar Association – Environmental Section Executive Committee
  • ​Editor-in-Chief, California State Bar Association Environmental Law News
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty, Advisory Board
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 2006, cum laude