Ms. Silkwood is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Environmental Law Group. She has experience in navigating all aspects of the land use process including state laws and local regulations governing matters such as general plans, zoning, development permits, environmental impact reports, and development exactions and conditions. She works with developers, businesses, and homeowners to analyze applicable development requirements, prepare all necessary applications, and advocate for their projects in meetings and public hearings. Ms. Silkwood represents her clients in various levels and types of proceedings ranging from administrative hearings to mandamus actions.
Ms. Silkwood represents agricultural clients in water-related issues, such as water rights, permitting and administrative orders. Her environmental law practice is supported by her prior experience as an environmental, health and safety consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area and her educational background in environmental toxicology, which provide her with superior expertise in many of the areas addressed by environmental and land use law. She provides diverse practical and legal knowledge on regulatory compliance and environmental investigations and remediation. Her Masters of Laws degree (Legum Magister) in Environmental Law, as well as her teaching of Environmental Law, keeps her abreast of ever-changing environmental laws.
Instructor, Monterey College of Law, Environmental Law (2005-present)
The State Bar of California
Monterey County Bar Association
Monterey County Women Lawyers’ Association
Spector Dance Board (2008-2010)
Monterey High PTSA
26385 Carmel Rancho Boulevard
Carmel, CA 93923
State of California
B.S., University of California, Davis, Environmental Toxicology, 1990
B.A., University of California, Davis, English, 1990
J.D., Monterey College of Law, Highest Honors, first in class, 2004
LL.M., Golden Gate University School of Law, Environmental Law, with Honors, 2012
26385 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Suite 200 Carmel CA 93923