Skip to main content

Jon Welner

Member

[email protected]

+1.415.432.6093

Share:

Jon Welner is a leading practitioner of environmental law in California. His broad and deep practice over twenty years has enabled him to solve regulatory problems for clients in virtually every area of environmental practice, including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, consumer products, traditional and renewable energy, and natural resources. Jon helps clients make sense of the “alphabet soup” of state and federal environmental regulatory agencies in order to achieve their business objectives. He regularly represents clients in court to defend their interests and achieve their goals.

Jon has a robust land use practice and assists clients to successfully navigate the review process to obtain entitlements for development. He has significant experience with coastal development and the permitting of industrial and energy facilities. Jon also represents local governments in high-profile land use matters.

Jon has further expertise on development-related labor issues, including prevailing wage law and project labor agreements (PLAs). He has been recognized by California Lawyer as one of the preeminent prevailing wage practitioners in the state. Jon regularly represents developers and trade associations before the Department of Industrial Relations and has negotiated numerous PLAs.

Jon has a long track record of public service. He is an elected official, serving on Tiburon Town Council, and previously served as a senior official at the California Natural Resources Agency. Jon has served for many years in leadership roles at both the California and San Francisco Bar Associations.

Education

  • Stanford Law School (JD)
  • Stanford University (BA, with distinction)

Recognition & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Included on the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2017-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Listed for Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, and Real Estate Law (2016 – 2018)
  • John Gardner Fellow
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar 
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Involvement

  • Councilmember, Town of Tiburon, California
  • President, Board of Directors, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
  • Executive Committee member and former Chair, Environmental Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Advisory Board member, Environmental Law Section, California Lawyers Association (formerly the California State Bar)
  • Board of Directors, John Gardner Fellowship Association
  • Advisory Board, Stanford-in-Government

Recent Insights

News & Press

News & Press

This feature story highlights the arrival of Member Jon Welner. The article notes that Jon, who joins the firm’s San Francisco office, focuses his practice on environmental law and land use matters, while also advising clients on prevailing wage issues.

Events

Aug
20
2018

Sea-Level Rise and the Law

San Francisco, CA