Sophie A. Wenzlau

Associate

sophie.wenzlau@bbklaw.com

Tel: (916) 551-2083

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At a Glance

Sophie focuses on municipal and environmental law.
 
She interned for a water development nonprofit in Jodhpur, India.
 
Sophie was an executive editor of Environs, an environmental law and policy journal.
 

Sophie A. Wenzlau is an attorney in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group.
 
Before joining BB&K, Sophie attended the University of California, Davis School of Law on a full dean’s merit scholarship. As a law student, she was an executive editor of Environs, an environmental law and policy journal, co-president of the Environmental Law Society and an environmental policy teaching assistant. Sophie clerked for the California Attorney General’s Office in the Land, Environment and Natural Resources sections, where she co-authored a legal handbook on public access to California’s navigable waters in partnership with the California State Lands Commission. She also clerked for the California State Water Resources Control Board and the California Energy Commission. She was a volunteer for the UC Davis OneClimate Initiative and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. In 2015, she attended the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris as a member of the Worldwatch Institute delegation.   
 
Before earning her law degree, Sophie volunteered for an environmental nonprofit in Morondava, Madagascar, interned for a water development nonprofit in Jodhpur, India, interned for the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy in Washington, D.C. and worked as a food and agriculture policy researcher at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C.
 
Sophie grew up on Bainbridge Island, Wash. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cycling and reading about environmental issues in the West. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
 
Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D.
  • Western Washington University Honors Program, B.A., politics, philosophy and economics, magna cum laude

 

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