Press Releases Mar 27, 2015

BB&K Partner Charity Schiller Honored as a Woman of Distinction

Assemblymember Jose Medina Recognized Women for Their Successes and Contributions

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2015
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Charity Schiller was among the 20 women honored by Assemblymember Jose Medina with the annual “61st Assembly District Women of Distinction” Award, presented Saturday during a luncheon ceremony. Schiller was lauded for the leadership role she has taken in the legal community with regard to environmental and sustainability issues, as well as her work teaching environmental law at her alma mater, the University of California, Riverside. The Assemblymember also noted Schiller’s involvement with several civic and philanthropic organizations in the City of Riverside, where she lives.

Schiller, 37, assists private companies and public agencies to comply with all aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws. Schiller’s practice includes not only advising clients regarding the analysis and approval of renewable energy projects, sustainably themed transportation improvements and regional land use plans, but also includes representing clients before trial and appellate courts across California.

Environmental law is rapidly evolving on local, state and national levels, with California at the forefront. Schiller is an emerging leader in environmental law because she has built her practice on a deep understanding of the complex issues, laws and interplay of regulations in this area. With a graduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, Schiller puts her education to work by coaching public agencies and private developers on complex strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, meet state-wide transportation sustainability requirements, develop Climate Action Plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a jurisdiction-wide basis, and meet increasingly stringent requirements for site-specific and sustainable development in local communities.

Schiller and the other honorees were recognized in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “I am proud to honor these leading women of the Inland Empire,” Medina said. “They serve as distinguished members of the community and role models and educators for youth in the region.”


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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