Douglas A. Gosling

Bakersfield, California

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Areas of Practice

Water Law

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

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
Probate 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
California Lawyers Association, 2018-present
State Bar Section Committee-California Young Lawyers association — CYLA, 2009-2011
Fifth District Representative to Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne; Outreach Committee Chair
California Young Lawyers Association—CYLA, 2009-2011
Fifth District Representative; Outreach Committee Chair
Kern County Bar Association, 2007-present
Past-President 2020
President 2019 – Res Ipsa Loquitur, November/December 2019
KCBA Board of Directors, 2013 – 2020
Past VP, Treasurer, & Secretary
KCBA Young Lawyers Section (Board of Directors/Executive Committee/Past-President, 2008-2012)
Established YLS “Lawyers in the Gutter” Bowling Night Out
Established YLS “You’ve Been Served” Tennis Night Out
KCBA Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, 2012, 2017
Amazing Race Steering Committee
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
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



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

Bar Admissions

Licensed by the State Bar of California, 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