Emily Warfield

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Emily P. Warfield is a California environmental attorney whose practice focuses on land use regulation, environmental litigation and natural resources law. She is based out of Holland & Knight's San Francisco office, and has experience working on entitlement applications, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and litigation, coastal development permits applications and appeals, and other land use matters. She has conducted due diligence for commercial property acquisitions and water rights acquisitions.

Mx. Warfield also assists clients pursuing conditional use permits, zone changes, general plan amendments, variances, vesting tentative tract map approvals, and other entitlements for mixed-used residential and commercial developments. She has assisted amici curiae in drafting briefs for two separate CEQA appellate matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight as an associate, Mx. Warfield was a summer associate and law clerk in the firm's Los Angeles office. During law school, she clerked at a small law firm representing municipalities and water districts. Before attending law school, she was an experienced paralegal at a small civil litigation firm, and volunteered to provide direct legal services to low-income residents on California's Central Coast.

During law school, Mx. Warfield participated in the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Environmental Negotiations Competition and was co-editor in chief of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., Environmental Law Specialization
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., Pre and Early Modern Literature, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA), Environmental Law Section, 2018-Present


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