Josh Chatten-Brown is a land use and environmental law attorney with Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer's San Diego office. He has litigated a wide variety of cases including matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Coastal Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and election law. Josh has represented clients throughout the state and has successfully argued cases before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.
The following are several examples of past and present cases that Josh has worked on:
Prior to joining Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer, Josh was the associate director of a nonprofit law firm dedicated to protecting human rights, as well as a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society of San Diego. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, where he focused on public interest law. Josh completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan. He is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the federal District Court for the Southern District of California. Josh is fluent in Spanish, and has lived abroad in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina, where he also completed a judicial externship in the Buenos Aires Superior Court.
As an avid surfer, Josh has a long-standing interest in water quality and coastal issues. He is on the board of directors of WiLDCOAST, an organization dedicated to conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.
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