Welcome to the Law Office of Marsha A. Burch

California Environmental Law Attorneys

Call Us Today for a Free Consultation at (530) 272-8411


We represent public and private clients, environmental groups, water districts, agricultural growers, citizens groups and individuals.

Our Practice Areas Include:  Natural resource and environmental law, including water rights, water quality, land use and general plan consistency, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), municipal law, administrative law, Endangered Species Act compliance, and all phases of litigation in federal and state courts. Ms. Burch also provides election law services and general and special counsel to agencies relating to administrative and municipal law issues.



    I Emphasize the Following Types of 

Legal Services:

  • CEQA consultation and litigation
  • Farmland preservation
  • Conservation easements
  • Water rights – all aspects of gaining and protecting water rights in CA
  • Water transfers
  • Land Use
  • California Planning Laws
  • Endangered Species Act Compliance
  • Streambed Alteration Agreements (CDFG)
  • Election Law Services – both initiatives and referenda
  • Ralph M. Brown Act (open meeting laws) – compliance and litigation
  • California Public Records Act
  • Federal Freedom of Information Act
  • LAFCo law (Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act of 2000)






Reported Cases:

  • Gray v. County of Madera (2008)167 Cal.App.4th 1099
  • San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center v. County of Merced (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 645
  • Hofman Ranch v. Yuba County Local Agency Formation Commission (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 805
  • Building Industry Ass’n of Central Cal. v. County of Stanislaus (2010) 190 Cal.App.4h 582
  • City of Marina v. Board of Trustees of Cal. State Univ. (2006) 39 Cal.4th 341
  • Cequel III Communications I, LLC v. Local Agency Formation Comm. (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 310



Call Today for a Free Consultation.



Marsha A. Burch Law Office

131 S. Auburn St.

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 272-8411


131 S. Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945


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