Kimberly Leefatt


Kimberly Leefatt joined NRDC after practicing for several years as a natural resources associate with private law firms. Leefatt's practice is informed by multifaceted experience spanning litigation, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters with a particular focus on NEPA, CEQA, SGMA, RCRA, and hazardous waste management compliance. She brings with her diverse experience working with and within public entities to challenge agency decisions and negotiate enforcement matters. Before joining NRDC, in one of her proudest accomplishments, Leefatt represented the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in longstanding litigation concerning the criminalization of homelessness in Boise, Idaho. She holds a bachelor of science in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a JD from Howard University of School Law, where she graduated cum laude and served as a senior staff editor for the Howard Law Journal. Leefatt is based in NRDC's Santa Monica office.

State Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 

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