Josh Stoops brings a breadth of knowledge to BBSW regarding numerous land-use and environmental issues commonly faced in the energy industry. Prior to joining BBSW, Josh guided both private and public clients through environmental litigation at a large, Sacramento-based law firm. Josh is a member of the California State Bar and admitted to practice in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. He is also a member of the Environmental Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
Josh spent his last year of law school as a law clerk at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), where he gained valuable insight into public utility operation. Prior to SMUD, Josh interned at a large state agency, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and at the Planning and Conservation League, a non-profit focused on land-use issues.
In 2009, the University of Oklahoma awarded Josh a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, with a minor in Political Science. Josh then attended law school at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, graduating in 2015. When away from his desk, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, running, and woodworking.