An attorney and mechanical engineer, Donald R. Person, Esq. has substantial subject matter and dispute resolution expertise in environmental matters. He is experienced and adept at resolving claims under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as well as other state and federal land use planning and clean water and air laws. Mr. Person is particularly skilled at understanding the underlying technical issues involved in environmental cases, in the effective management of multiple and complex issues, and in proposing creative and workable neutral solutions. His successful mediations have often taken place during the pendency of appeal.
Mr. Person practiced law for 22 years before joining JAMS in 1997. His law practice included significant work both on the side of responsible development and on the side of environmental protection. He also understands the role and interests of government in the resolution of environmental disputes.
- Successful resolution of claims involving private development projects requiring state and federal permitting and the preparation and evaluation of environmental impact reports and statements
- Successful resolution of claims involving public development projects requiring the preparation and evaluation of environmental impact reports and statements
- Successful resolution of federal and state clean air and water challenges to port expansion and dredging
- Successful resolution of one of the pioneer cases in California to use the conveyance fee concept to provide funds for the acquisition and management of alternate habitat mitigation lands