Guillen, Christopher R.

Chris Guillen’s multifaceted practice spans all areas of water and land use. He represents clients in water rights and other water-related litigation and counsels clients on water transactions, compliance with state regulations including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and water right permitting issues. His clients range from public water agencies, to corporations and private property owners. Chris also represents various landowners, developers and energy companies in land use-related issues, including navigating the permitting process and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Prior to joining the firm, Chris practiced complex litigation at a large international law firm.


Board Member, Coastal Housing Coalition

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2014, Loyola Law School, Dean's List
  • B.A., 2011, University of California at Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies
  • California

Member, Urban Land Institute (Los Angeles)

Member, Groundwater Resources Association of California