Jeffrey Dintzer, partner in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group, has been named one of California’s top lawyers by the Daily Journal.
“Top 100 Lawyers 2019,” an exclusive supplement to the Daily Journal’s Los Angeles and San Francisco publications, notes that Dintzer has been “right in the middle” of much of California’s recent environmental litigation.
As highlighted by the publication, Dintzer successfully represented Chevron USA Inc. in a challenge to a Monterey County ballot initiative that would have banned oil and gas drilling and is now lead counsel defending the ruling on appeal. He also won a ruling representing Carbon California Company LLC in a challenge by environmental groups seeking to curtail the company’s oil and gas operations in Ventura County that began production in 1972, a case that he also won on appeal before the California Supreme Court. In another matter, for Goodrich Corporation, he successfully argued against a water contamination complaint brought by the city of Riverside in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Dintzer has more than 30 years of experience representing companies in the energy, manufacturing, and defense industries in high-stakes administrative proceedings and civil litigation involving the environment, land use entitlements, and oil and gas. He has played a prominent role in precedent-setting cases for the oil and gas industry, including serving as lead trial counsel in a lawsuit against the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources challenging the agency’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing in California.
A frequent commentator on environmental issues, Dintzer has been featured in a number of prominent news outlets, including National Public Radio, Bloomberg, The Recorder, and Law360, where he is a member of its Environmental Editorial Advisory Board.
The Daily Journal is California’s largest newspaper covering the legal industry.