People

William C. Mumby

Associate

San Francisco Office
628.209.4153

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2018
B.S., with distinction, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

California

William C. Mumby

Wil Mumby concentrates his practice on environmental and Native American law and policy. He advises the Firm’s public agency and tribal clients and litigates environmental matters.

Previously, Wil worked for an environmental law firm focusing primarily on CEQA comments and litigation. He also clerked for Judge Harold E. Kahn and Judge Ethan P. Schulman in the San Francisco Superior Court’s Law and Motion Department.

During law school, Wil was a member of Karuk-Berkeley Collaborative Legal where he conducted legal research to address threats to the Klamath River. The river and the coho salmon it supports hold cultural significance to the Karuk Tribe. Evaluating state environmental laws and the federal Clean Water Act, he advised the Tribe regarding ways to protect salmon from pollution and excessive water diversions. Wil served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly, Berkeley Law’s environmental law journal. He also clerked for Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Representative Experience

Prior to joining the Firm, Wil:

  • Evaluated complex environmental review documents to prepare CEQA and NEPA comment letters on projects such as port facilities and energy infrastructure.
  • Coordinated with scientific experts and conducted legal research to provide evidentiary and legal support for comment letters.
  • Drafted legal briefs and prepared administrative record for CEQA litigation.
  • Drafted comments for California Public Utilities Commission proceeding regarding procurement of renewable natural gas to ensure environmental benefits to California.
  • Researched legal issues related to land use, voter initiative power, municipalization, state and federal administrative law, and the California Public Records Act.

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Member, California Lawyers Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Recipient, Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law
  • Recipient, Certificate of Specialization in Public Interest & Social Justice

News & Publications

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2018
B.S., with distinction, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

California