Felicia C. Brechtel

Litigation and Land Use Paralegal

Public Agency, Land Use & Environmental Law

Felicia C. Brechtel is the firm's Litigation and Land Use Paralegal.  Ms. Brechtel has been with the firm since 1986 and has 30 years of experience as a paralegal. 

As a litigation paralegal, Ms. Brechtel is responsible for discovery management, document control and organization in complex civil litigation cases including defense of public entities, construction defect, personal injury, employment discrimination - both plaintiff and defense.  She handles all aspects of discovery, witness preparation, document review, deposition summarization, subpoena management, file organization, and evidence control.  She provides efficient access to documents and information, while working closely with the supervising attorney.

As a land use paralegal, Ms. Brechtel reviews environmental documents for adequacy and has assisted with a variety of land use cases including Endangered Species Act matters, commuter rail planning, habitat restoration, park planning, neighborhood preservation, and state environmental impact report and federal environmental impact statement ("EIR/EIS") analysis. She is an expert at obtaining and reviewing public documents and local regulations. Her training and background in environmental sciences, experience working for environmental consulting firms, and knowledge of core environmental laws makes her a key member of the firm's land use practice.

Ms. Brechtel is active in the environmental professional community as a member of Association of Environmental Professionals, and received the Outstanding Contribution to the Environmental Profession Award in 2010 from the San Diego Chapter of AEP. 

      - Annual AEP CEQA updates, State Environmental Law Conferences,
        and numerous environmental law updates.
      - University of California at Riverside, Bachelor of Science
        in Environmental Sciences, with high honors, 1993