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Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • San Francisco State University (B.A., 2012)

Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Kyler C. Rayden
Associate
LinkedIn Bio

Kyler Rayden’s natural resources and water law practice is underscored by concentrated studies in environmental law and an internship with the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office, where he worked on issues relating to the California WaterFix and CEQA litigation for public work projects.

Prior to joining Somach Simmons & Dunn, Kyler served as a judicial extern for the San Francisco County Superior Court, where he gained exposure to courtroom proceedings and pretrial conferences for both civil and criminal cases.

Kyler’s passion for the outdoors not only influenced his career path but also his affinity for volunteerism.  He has given back to his community through roles and projects for The Surfrider Foundation, American River Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity, and OneJustice.

Beyond his law practice and community service, Kyler enjoys snowboarding in the Sierra Mountains, fishing on the American River, playing golf, and hiking with his dog, Indy.

Recent Articles

Court of Appeal Holds that a City’s Surcharge for Utility Services to Cover Voter Approved General Tax on Revenues from Customer Fees and Charges Did Not Violate Proposition 218

The Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District recently ruled in Wyatt v. City of Sacramento that a City’s imposition of a surcharge in the form of a “general ... Read More

CARB to Host Online Research Seminar on December 17, 2020 Summarizing Different Strategies Dairy and Livestock Sectors Can Implement to Reduce Methane Emissions from Enteric and Manure Sources

On December 17, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will host an online research seminar, presented by Dr. Ermias Kebreab, summarizing the findings of his recently completed study analyzing ... Read More

California EPA Releases Study Indicating That Investing in Wastewater Treatment Plants’ Capacity to Process Food Waste May Save Money and the Environment

On August 25, 2020, the California Environmental Protection Agency released a new study suggesting that the state’s wastewater treatment plants (“treatment plants” or “facilities”), if operating at maximum co-digestion capacity, ... Read More

California’s Court of Appeal Holds Noncontiguous Landowner Has a Riparian Right to Middle River Based on Extrinsic Evidence

On May 7, 2020, the Third District Court of Appeal issued a much-anticipated ruling in Modesto Irrigation District (MID) v. Tanaka, (Super. Ct. No. 34-2011-00112886-CU-JR-GDS) holding that the question of ... Read More

Supreme Court Expands Clean Water Act’s Discharge Permitting Requirements for Groundwater Discharges Under “Functional Equivalent” Test

On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, expanded the applicability of the Clean Water Act’s (Act) permitting requirements to require a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ... Read More

Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • San Francisco State University (B.A., 2012)

Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California