Letitia Moore is a San Francisco attorney with more than 25 years of experience addressing complex environmental, regulatory and land use decisions. Ms. Moore's experience as a senior managing attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mayor of the City of El Cerrito, gives her a deep understanding of government decision-making, allowing her to offer an insider's view for her public, private and nonprofit sector clients.
Ms. Moore focuses her practice on complex redevelopment projects, environmental compliance and government advocacy. She is well-versed in matters involving the implementation, compliance and enforcement of federal laws that cover environmental management, planning, cleanup and emergency response issues related to hazardous substances.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Moore served as a Section Chief for the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 9), Office of Regional Counsel, Hazardous Waste Branch. During her tenure at the EPA, she handled the full range of issues covering enforcement under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act (EPCRA); the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the Clean Water Act; and the Clean Air Act, including novel and precedent-setting matters. Ms. Moore also represented the EPA in matters involving city, state and tribal governments, as well as other federal agencies, private businesses and individuals.
Previously, Ms. Moore served as the first black councilmember and first black mayor of El Cerrito, Calif. In addition to her daily governments duties, she represented El Cerrito on the boards of the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority and the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC). She also was an officer with the El Cerrito Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Ms. Moore is a leader in the California bar and her community, serving on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Section, and the Board of the Rosie the Riveter Trust.
In addition, Ms. Moore is a frequent speaker at California law schools on the subject of diversity in environmental law.
- University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.
- Yale University, B.A.
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- Holland & Knight Emerging Leaders Class of 2019
- The California Lawyers Association, Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award
- Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals; Regional Administrator's Award; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Employee of the Year, Civil Enforcement Award
- Certificate of Recognition, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice