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Whitney Hodges

San Diego (Downtown)
T: 619.338.6542
F: 619.515.4126


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 2010, President; Phi Alpha Delta Law Society; Advocacy Vice Chair and Competitor, Hale Moot Court Honors Program
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2007, with honors
  • Extern to the Honorable Roy L. Paul, California Superior Court, Los Angeles, California
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District
Thought Leadership

Whitney Hodges is an associate in the Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources practice group in the firm's San Diego office.  She also serves on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Team and Latin Business Team.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Hodges’s practice focuses on land use, environmental and real estate matters and includes complex land use planning, entitlement approvals, and land use litigation defense for developers, large and small businesses, property owners, renewable energy clients and other private parties.  Ms. Hodges specializes in counseling compliance with and litigating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Coastal Act, Subdivision Map Act, Mitigation Fee Act, Endangered Species Act, global warming laws and regulations, and other Federal, State and local development regulations. 

Ms. Hodges’ work covers all aspects of advising and representing residential, industrial and commercial developers through all phases of the land use regulatory process, including real estate due diligence investigations, negotiating development agreements, easements, annexation agreements, water supply assessments, and environmental permits, processing land use entitlements, processing federal environmental permits, appearing before governmental agencies and commissions, and litigation at the trial and appellate level. 

Ms. Hodges is a registered lobbyist with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and the San Diego Port Authority.


Climate Change & Clean Technology Law Blog Posts

  • "Supreme Court Grants Limited Review of GHG Emissions Regulations," November 5, 2013
  • "What Will It Cost for California to Save the World? California Conducts its First Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Auction," December 5, 2012
  • "ARB Initiates The Development Process For A Potentially Controversial Agricultural Equipment Regulation," September 26, 2012
  • "California Appellate Court Greenlights Air Resources Board's Cap-And-Trade Program," June 26, 2012
  • "California Adopts Revolutionary New Clean Car Standards," February 10, 2012
  • "California AB 32's Cap-And-Trade Program Developments," October 5, 2011
  • "June Proves To Be A Busy Month For ARB And Its Proposed Cap-and-Trade Program," July 6, 2011
  • "Superior Court's Injunction Preventing California's Cap and Trade Program Has Been Stayed...Right?," June 10, 2011
  • "California Court Issues Tentative Ruling Enjoining AB 32 Implementation," February 4, 2011 

Latin American Blog Posts

Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Law Blog Posts


  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - Membership Committee Member, UCREW Member
  • NAIOP - Developing Leaders, Legislature Committee Member