Christina Berglund

Senior Associate

Ms. Berglund joined the firm in 2016 as an associate. Her practice focuses on land use and environmental law, including handling all phases of the land use entitlement and permitting processes, administrative approvals and litigation. She has extensive experience in preparing NEPA documents and managing the NEPA process, as well as long-range planning and zoning analysis. She has helped entitle millions of square feet of development in California, affordable housing projects, mixed-use development, warehouses, and regional medical facilities.  Her practice centers on CEQA and NEPA, state and federal endangered species, air and water quality, and other related land use statutes such as the Subdivision Map Act, Outdoor Advertising Act, and Planning and Zoning Law.

Ms. Berglund’s representative matters include:

  • Associate counsel defending the City of Los Angeles in litigation challenging various development projects.
  • Associate counsel representing the City of Newport Beach in litigation challenging the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the Southern California Metroplex Project.
  • Associate counsel representing Waste Management in litigation challenging the Alameda County Waste Management Authority’s approval of an organics recycling facility.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Berglund worked as a consultant for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff advising public agency clients on all elements of the procurement and contract drafting processes for large alternative delivery projects. She was a key member of the consultant team advising on the first phase of the California High-Speed Rail Project in the Central Valley.

Ms. Berglund has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2008.  She also has several years of experience as a community and environmental planner.


  • J.D., University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, 2007 (cum laude)
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2002
  • B.A., Geology, Carleton College, Northfield, 2000 (cum laude)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
  • California State Courts
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
  • American Planning Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • California Land Use Law and Policy Reporter, Editorial Board, 2019-2020
  • Selected for inclusion as Super Lawyer for 2021-2022
  • Minnesota State Courts

Community Involvement

  • Secretary of the Sacramento County Bar Association Environmental Law Section (2022)
  • Vice President of Rio del Oro Rapids Parent Board (2022)