Camarin E.B. Madigan focuses her practice on real estate, energy, land use, natural resources, and environmental law. She advises developers, landowners, lenders, and public agencies regarding energy, land use entitlements, acquisitions/dispositions, and leasing for complex development projects and commercial properties.
Camarin represents clients with matters pending before the California Energy Commission, the California Coastal Commission, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and various local agencies. She handles energy, regulatory, and environmental permits, and she advises clients on matters related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Warren-Alquist Act, and the Subdivision Map Act.
Camarin’s practice includes the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of a wide range of properties, from office buildings and shopping centers to agricultural lands and medical facilities. She also manages multi-disciplinary teams for the acquisition, development, and financing of complex projects.
In 2008 and 2009, Camarin lived in Japan while she was seconded to the in-house legal department of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. While at Mitsui, she managed the legal affairs of Mitsui and its subsidiaries in North, Central, and South America in a variety of industries, including energy and natural resources, agricultural resources, and information technology. She now provides valuable insights into the business culture and negotiating style of Japanese companies.
Camarin externed with Judge Vaughn Walker in the US District Court, Northern District of California, during the summer of 2001.
Grinnell College, 2000, Bachelor of Arts, With Honors
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2003, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Industry focus - Environment - litigation, The Legal 500 US (2016–2018)
Named, Top Woman Lawyer, Best Lawyers (2016, 2017)
Named, Super Lawyers, Northern California (2013, 2014)
Named, Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star (2012)
Named, The Best Lawyers in America (2017, 2018)
Gold medal, International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution, Mediation Competition (2003)
Recipient, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Negotiation and Mediation (2002)
State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Environmental Law Subsection, Co-Chair
Board Member, Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (President, 2007–2012)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association Real Estate Section