Nicholas Whipps joined Wittwer Parkin LLP in 2016.
Mr. Whipps is dedicated to protecting the environment. Immediately prior to joining Wittwer Parkin, he worked for two years as a Lawyers for America legal fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity, focusing on environmental and species conservation. In that position, he developed and litigated several cases, gaining experience with a host of state and federal environmental laws.
Mr. Whipps graduated magna cum laude from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 2015, with a concentration in environmental law. During law school, he acted as an articles editor for Hastings Law Journal and as the executive symposium editor for West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. He received Witkin and Cali awards for being the top student in Climate Change Law, Policy, and Business; Public Lands and Natural Resources; Biodiversity Law; California Water Resources; and Introduction to Chinese Law. He clerked at the Earthjustice office in Washington D.C., primarily assisting with Clean Air Act litigation pending before the D.C. Circuit.
Mr. Whipps graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology and a minor in Chinese. Before entering law school, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and Guinea Conakry, where he worked on environmental education and community economic development projects. He enjoys biking, hiking, and rock climbing.