Firm History and Goals

           Mr. Lippe began practicing law in 1982 with the firm of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, and environmental law in 1985 with the firm of Pillsbury & Wilson.  In 1987, Mr. Lippe successfully represented the Environmental Protection Information Center at trial in the first lawsuit challenging the California Department of Forestry’s approval of Pacific Lumber Company Timber Harvest Plans after Maxxam, Inc. acquired Pacific Lumber.
           In 1988, Mr. Lippe formed the partnership of Towner & Lippe to practice public interest environmental law.  In 1994, Mr. Lippe formed the Law Offices of Thomas N. Lippe to continue this practice.

           The Law Offices of Thomas N. Lippe, APC, specializes in environmental law, including land use, timber, water rights and water pollution, coastal resources, endangered species, landslide, flooding, and unlawful business practices relating to the environment.  The firm primarily practices litigation, in both state and federal courts, but also has significant experience developing environmental policy and drafting environmental legislation.

           The firm’s goals are to develop comprehensive legal strategies to achieve clients’ mission objectives, to enforce laws protecting the natural environment, to provide representation to the unrepresented wherever possible, to bring top shelf litigation skills to this mission, and to serve the firm’s clients responsibly and with sensitivity to their specific needs and goals and budget.

The Law Offices of Thomas N. Lippe, APC
329 Bryant Street, Suite 3D
San Francisco, CA 94107

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