Sara F. Dudley


Ms. Dudley joined the firm as an associate in 2017. Her practice focuses on land use and environmental law, handling all phases of the land use entitlement and permitting processes, including administrative approvals and litigation. Ms. Dudley’s practice includes the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), endangered species, and water quality and water rights.

Ms. Dudley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1997, and her Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2002. Prior to law school, Ms. Dudley enjoyed a career as a law librarian, providing research and reference services to private law firms and in the California state courts. She received her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, with a specialization certificate in environmental law, earning the J. Lani Bader Award for Academic Excellence for graduating as the top-ranked student in the 2016 class. While at law school, Ms. Dudley was an Associate Editor on the law review, and published a student comment. During law school, Ms. Dudley was a law clerk with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law and Justice Clinic. Prior to joining Remy Moose Manley, LLP in 2017, Ms. Dudley was a fellow at a nonprofit organization based in Marin County, practicing land use and environmental law relating to marine habitats.


  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, 2016 (Recipient, J. Lani Bader Award for graduating first in class)
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, 2002
  • B.A., Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Environmental and Real Property Law Sections
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Marin County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Former Member, Fairfax Open Space Committee


  • Paved with Good Intentions: Title IX Campus Sexual Assault Proceedings and the Creation of Admissible Victim Statements, 46 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 117 (2016)