Press Releases May 08, 2018

BB&K Partner Michelle Ouellette Named to Top Women Lawyers List

Daily Journal Again Recognizes the CEQA Law Veteran

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 •

RIVERSIDE —  Citing a string of recent California Environmental Quality Act court successes, the Daily Journal named Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Michelle Ouellette to its 2018 Top Women Lawyers list. The annual list by the prestigious legal newspaper highlights California’s women lawyers who are at the top of their game with professional achievements that benefit their clients, the community and the legal industry.
Michelle’s work defending the cities of Santa Ana and Montebello in different CEQA challenges was discussed specifically by the Daily Journal. Both matters involve critical development projects that will positively impact the surrounding communities, all while ensuring adherence to environmental and endangered species laws.
“Over the last 28 years I guess I’ve become something of an idiot savant in CEQA and NEPA and the Endangered Species Act,” Michelle said in an interview with the newspaper. “But these projects are significant green-lights for much needed new homes. You know what the state of housing in California is like.”
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Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With about 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Riverside and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on Facebook.

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