Winter King

Winter King joined Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger in 2004 after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. King is a partner at the firm. Her practice areas include California Environmental Quality Act litigation and compliance, Indian law, and general plan and zoning law. 

Ms. King has experience litigating cases at the trial and appellate court levels in both federal and state courts. Ms. King was part of the SMW team that successfully defended the South Coast Air Quality Management District's clean vehicle fleet rules in a federal court challenge. Recently, Ms. King represented the Colorado River Indian Tribes in an action in CRIT's Tribal Court, seeking to reclaim tribal lands from a non-member who refused to pay rent or vacate the property. Ms. King also has advised local governments in a variety of land use and environmental law matters. For example, she has assisted several cities in updating their codes and practices to comply with the requirements of their National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits.

Ms. King has published several pieces on topics related to land use and environmental law. In 2008, she published a book review in University of California at Berkeley’s Ecology Law Quarterly analyzing the impacts of zoning regulation on urban sprawl. Ms. King has also researched and written about the causes of and responses to the development of slums. COHRE, Women, Slums and Urbanisation: Examining the Causes and Consequences (2008) (contributing author) Illegal Settlements and the Impact of Titling Programs, 44 Harv. Int’l L.J. 433 (2003). Ms. King received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2002, and her undergraduate degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1999.

Ms. King is a member of the Bars of the State of California, the State of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Contact Winter King

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
396 Hayes St
San Francisco, California  94102
Phone: (415)552-7272
Fax: (415) 552-5816


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