Kathleen P. Clack

Kathleen P. Clack
Fresno, California

At the environmental law firm of Kathleen P. Clack, Attorney at Law, we protect and defend the rights of property owners who are facing legal and regulatory challenges or who are seeking collaborative solutions to environmental concerns. We serve individual, business, and government clients throughout California, particularly in the major agricultural regions of the San Joaquin Valley, the Imperial Valley, and the Central Valley. In federal environmental law cases, we represent clients across the nation.

Environmental litigation, while a significant and valuable service to our clients, is only one part of our law practice. Equally valuable to our clients, and to the community at large, is our work in bringing together diverse stakeholders. Negotiation, sensitive facilitation, and creative environmental problem-solving can lead to solutions that avoid costly environmental litigation.

Ms. Clack worked to facilitate the transfer of 28,000 acres of former military property to civilian use. A multi layered group of people working toward a single goal within a complex legal framework: Federal Government, Local Agencies and Planning, Regulatory Agencies, Environmental Activists, Elected Representatives and Commercial Developers. Environmental and real property law was the glue, while divergent interests the challenge.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Planning and Problem Solving
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Contamination Issues
  • Endangered Species
  • Water and Natural Resources
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Civil and Property Rights
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


  • Monterey College of Law, Monterey, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Top 5 in Class
  • California State University at Fresno, Fresno, California
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration
  • California State University at Fresno, Fresno, California
    • Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Central California Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Fresno Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Fresno Bar Association, Agricultural Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Department of Defense, Base Transition Coordinator, Fort Ord, California, 1994 - 1998
  • United States Army, Base Closure Real Property Specialist, Fort Ord, California, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conferences