Ms. Kemble has been licensed to practice law in Oregon since 2001 and in California since 2002. She is an experienced advocate in California planning and zoning law matters, particularly involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), endangered species regulation, permitting, wetlands, and water law. She litigates at both the trial and appellate court levels.
Ms. Kemble has represented individuals and groups in several successful CEQA and other writ challenges to city and county decision-makers in a variety of matters, including challenges to: the sufficiency of infrastructure; environmental impacts ranging from air quality to dewatering of local resources; and due process and public records access.
In the practice area of estate planning, Ms. Kemble drafts wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Her experience ranges from simple wills to complex charitable remainder trusts. Her representation focuses on giving effect to each client’s wishes. In addition to assisting clients with drafting their estate plans, she provides services related to trust litigation and effective advocacy for clients seeking to challenge or defend existing estate plans. She also assists clients in efficiently administering trusts and navigating California probate laws.
While representing clients zealously, she seeks opportunities to resolve lawsuits prior to trial. Ms. Kemble has completed mediation training at the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Ms. Kemble volunteered as a court-appointed mediator for Solano County Superior Court and in that capacity resolved a variety of lawsuits. Additionally, Ms. Kemble has served in Solano County Superior Court as a small claims judge. Ms. Kemble previously served as a deputy district attorney for Curry County, Oregon.