Douglas A. Gosling

Bakersfield, California
661-663-8300

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Areas of Practice

Water Law

Surface and Groundwater rights
Water Quality
Land Use
Special Districts/Public Agency
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
Environmental review/Oil & Water

Business and Commercial Litigation

Natural Resources
Real Property
State and Federal Regulatory Compliance and related Actions
Eminent Domain/Inverse Condemnation
Construction Defects
Agribusiness Litigation
Lease/Solar Transactions and Litigation

Honors, Awards & Achievements

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Man of the Year Candidate 2015
20 People to Watch Under 40 – Bakersfield Life 2014
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: BV Distinguished 2011
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Natural Resources
Trial Advocacy Honoree
WAC Academic All-Conference
Three-time University of Hawaii Scholar Athlete

Professional Associations and Memberships

EDCA Open Doors to Federal Court Steering Committee, 2009-present
State Bar of California, 2007-present
California Young Lawyers Association—CYLA, 2009-2011
Fifth District Representative; Outreach Committee Chair
Kern County Bar Association, 2007-present
KCBA Board of Directors, 2014-present
KCBA Young Lawyers Section (Board of Directors/Executive Committee/Past-President, 2008-2012)
KCBA Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, 2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2008-present
Kern County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, 2014-2015
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Beautiful Bakersfield Awards, Judge 2015
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bakersfield Member, 2012-2013
BIACAL-Brain Injury Association of California
2011 Walk for Thought Committee Member
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA, 2009-2011
Bakersfield Stage 5 Finish Committee Member; Finish Festival Committee Chair
Kern County Campus Life, Youth for Christ, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
Kern County Superintendent of Schools—Mock Trial Program

Published Works

Your Future with California Groundwater, Ag Expo Magazine 2/2015

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Education

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2007
B.A., University of Hawaii, 2001

Bar Admissions

California State Bar, 2007
United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2008
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2008
United States District Court, Central District of California, 2008
United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2008

Professional Experience

Young Wooldridge, LLP, Partner, 2013-2016
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2007-2013
Office of the Attorney General, California – Appeals, Writs & Trials, Intern, 2006