Richard stultz

Richard E. Stultz

Senior Attorney
Office

Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Practice Areas
Environment, Energy & Natural Resources
Education
J.D., Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 2003
B.S., University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981, Petroleum Engineering
State Bar Licenses
California
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
California State Courts
Awards/Achievements
E.I.T., California, 1991

Richard E. Stultz

Senior Attorney

Richard E. Stultz brings over eighteen years of experience in the environmental, land development and petroleum industries to bear in his practice of law. In addition to his law degree, he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Richard’s practice is currently focused on environmental litigation. 

Richard is experienced in law and motion filings and hearings. He is practiced in written discovery and legal research. Richard has even co-written a First Amendment argument submitted before the California Court of Appeal. He is familiar with California’s environmental laws and regulations. 

While in law school, Richard interned at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in the Real Property/Environment division. He researched and prepared a key memorandum regarding good will compensation in eminent domain. 

Before practicing law, Richard worked for nearly fourteen years as an environmental consultant. He performed Phase I environmental site assessments, Phase II subsurface site assessments and remediation projects at service stations and industrial facilities throughout Southern California. Richard was responsible for management of projects, including technical, economical and regulatory evaluation of remediation alternatives for many sites. He performed facility audits, asbestos surveys and waste classification. He was responsible for project strategy, budget, schedule and implementation. Richard worked with county public works departments, local fire departments, environmental health departments and regional water quality control boards on behalf of his clients. Richard also worked two years in land development and two years in the petroleum industry - oil and gas production.

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author, Environmental Law Newsletter, June 2017, "Where the State Retains NPDES Permitting Authority under the Clean Water Act the Federal Court Has No Jurisdiction to Review"
  • Co-Author, Environmental Law Newsletter, April 2017
    • "Clarity, Common Sense and the Clean Air Act"
    • "Unintended Consequences and the Clean Air Act"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, February 2017, "Courts Continue to Defer to the Environmental Protection Agency in Its Interpretation of the Clean Water Act"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, January 2017
    • "Your NPDES Permit’s Narrative Language is Critically Important" 
    • "Your Settlement Should Not Come Back to Haunt You"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, September 2016
    • "When are Pollutant Discharges to Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?" 
    • "States That Participate in the Regulation of Interstate Natural Gas Facilities Waive Sovereign Immunity" 
    • "No Liability for Past Deeds"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, July 2016
    • "The First Circuit Circumscribes the Clean Water Act’s Citizen Enforcement Provisions"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, June 2016
    • "The Eighth Circuit Circumscribes the Clean Air Act’s Citizen Suit Provisions"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, February 2016
    • "OPA’s Expansive Definition of 'Responsible Party'”
    • "Value of Complying with Agency Cleanup Order was Not Settlement Consideration"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, December 2015
    • "Dischargers Find No Harbor in the Clean Air Act from State Common Law Claims"
  • Co-author, Environmental Law Newsletter, July 2015
    • "U.S. EPA's EJSCREEN: A Tool for Good or Evil?"
  • "Update 3 - Climate Change Litigation in the U.S.: Theories of Liability and Insurance Issues," September 2009
  • "Climate Change Litigation in the U.S.: Theories of Liability and Insurance Issues," April 2008