Natalie Kirkish joined Wittwer Parkin LLP in 2015.
Ms. Kirkish is passionate about environmental law and public service. While in law school she assisted in the prosecution of environmental crimes for the Alameda County District Attorney, resolved violations of the Coastal Act for the California Coastal Commission, and researched municipal and land use law for the Palo Alto City Attorney’s Office. As a member of the Santa Clara International Human Rights Clinic, she co-authored an Amicus Curiae brief before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in support of environmental clean-up efforts in Vieques, Puerto Rico. As a volunteer attorney for Bay Area Legal Aid, Ms. Kirkish advocated for indigent refugees to help them obtain access to health care and government benefits.
She received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law and was awarded a Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate with emphasis in Environmental Law. She was a Technical Editor on Santa Clara Law Review, a competitor and team manager with Honors Moot Court, and President of the Environmental Law Society. She received the Dean’s Fellowship, the Witkin Award for Environmental Protection Law, and the Pro-Bono Recognition Award.
Ms. Kirkish graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in International Relations and a concentration in Global Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. In her free time she enjoys volunteering for environmental clean-up and restoration projects, and practicing yoga.