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Casey Strong

Associate | San Francisco


Casey advises local governments on a wide variety of transactional and advisory matters. Her practice focuses on public and land use law issues, including matters related to planning, CEQA, the Brown Act, and compliance with conflicts of interest rules and the Public Records Act. She regularly assists clients in drafting and amending local laws relating to zoning, public safety, homelessness, and renewable energy.

Work for Clients

Casey serves as Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Fairfield and Mill Valley and as Assistant General Counsel for the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2016, Casey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Casey also gained broad experience in environmental and public law matters during law school through externships with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice, Earthjustice, and the California Attorney General’s Office. Prior to her career in law, Casey worked for the City of San Francisco and led trail crews with the Student Conservation Association.

Honors & Awards

Member, Order of the Coif, University of Colorado Law School

Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, San Francisco Bar Association

Member, SPUR





  • Event // Understanding the Brown Act
    California Special Districts Association, 02.13.2020


  • When Apps Pollute: Regulating Transportation Network Companies to Maximize Environmental Benefits
    University of Colorado Law Review, Volume 86


J.D., University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif

B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

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