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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2020)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.A., 2013)

Admissions

  • California

Kelly M. Doyle
Associate
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Kelly Doyle represents public and private clients in various natural resources matters, including water rights disputes, water quality compliance, and local government law. Kelly’s practice additionally includes counseling clients on matters related to the Public Records Act, Proposition 218, and the California Elections Code.

Kelly provides a wide range of general counsel services for her clients. From assisting with property and land use related matters, including easements, Local Agency Formation Commission procedures, and foreclosure proceedings, to drafting complex employment and real property contracts, Kelly provides robust and knowledgeable representation. Additionally, Kelly is well versed in matters related to the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan and has provided assistance on advocacy related to the Klamath watershed and Colorado River for firm shareholders.

Kelly gained litigation experience as a staff attorney with the Children’s Law Center of California, where she navigated myriad stakeholders inside and outside the courtroom in protecting the interests of foster care children. Prior experience as a legislative affairs team coordinator for a local lobbying firm and an internship in the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office bring added perspective on client projects.

Before attending law school, Kelly worked for the representative of California’s 6th Assembly District, acting as both constituent affairs manager and as staffer in the State Capitol. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, particularly spoiling her nieces and nephews. Kelly also enjoys audiobooks, live music, boardgame nights, her cats, and riding her pink bike around downtown Sacramento.

Recent Articles

The Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocation Forecast: What Factors into Reclamation’s Determination?

Following back-to-back wet winters bringing torrential rainstorms and record-breaking blizzards, water users throughout California may have cause for optimism when it comes to their water supply for 2024. After an ... Read More

Delta Conveyance Project Faces Stronger Headwinds with Court Ruling Rejecting Financing Scheme and New Environmental Litigation

Though the Delta Conveyance Project (“DCP” or the “Project”) was only recently approved by the Department of Water Resources’ (“DWR” or the “Department”) after completing the lengthy California Environmental Quality ... Read More

Sacramento/Delta Amendments to the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan: Public Comment Process and Next Steps

The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Bay-Delta) is a vast and unique watershed, encompassing thousands of miles of land stretching from the northern reaches of the Sacramento River and its ... Read More

Draft California Water Plan Update 2023: A Brief Overview

Every five years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) prepares the California Water Plan, a statutorily mandated strategic plan to guide the management and control of the state’s water ... Read More

United States Supreme Court Redefines the Scope of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act

Background of the Case: Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency On May 25, 2023, the United States Supreme Court (Supreme Court) issued its decision in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, et ... Read More

Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2020)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.A., 2013)

Admissions

  • California