Angel Law

Angel Law is a highly regarded boutique law firm in Santa Monica specializing in the enforcement of public rights under environmental, planning and zoning, open meeting, freedom of information, election, and coastal civil penalty laws.

We take on environmental and land use battles in the public interest to protect and enhance ocean-related recreation, coastal access and views, and wildlife habitat; to advance environmental justice for historically and continually overburdened communities; to safeguard affordable and rent-controlled housing as well as Indigenous sacred sites; and to prevent water, air, and noise pollution. Among the laws we enforce are California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)-mandated procedures of environmental disclosure and review, the California Coastal Act of 1976, the Planning and Zoning Law, the Subdivision Map Act, local governments’ local coastal programs (“LCPs” implementing the Coastal Act at the local level), general plans, and zoning ordinances. We leverage election laws (helping clients with local initiative measures or referenda, or representing them in election law litigation), open meeting laws, the Political Reform Act, and the California Public Records Act to realize client objectives.

Angel Law takes pride in providing first-class and cost-effective legal services for its clients in administrative agency proceedings and high-stakes litigation. Present and past clients include the Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Communities for a Better Environment, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Save Open Space Santa Monica Mountains, Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area, Building a Better Redondo, the Malibu Township Council, SaveHollywood.Org, the Silver Lake Heritage Trust, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the City of Calabasas, and the Silverado Modjeska Recreation and Park District, as well as various homeowner associations and individuals.