Emily Warfield

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

Mx. Warfield has experience litigating environmental matters at both the trial court and appellate level, working with teams to draft concise and persuasive briefing in three CEQA appellate matters. She has also assisted amici curiae in drafting briefs for two separate CEQA appellate matters.

Mx. Warfield spent time as a staff attorney for the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control, where she represented the department in hazardous waste permit appeals and advised on the administration of the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.

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
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2021


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