Amy E. Hoyt
Partner - Inland Empire
Amy E. Hoyt is a partner in the firm's Inland Empire office. Ms. Hoyt has extensive experience in public and environmental law, representing clients in a wide variety of matters ranging from complex litigation to advisory work.
Ms. Hoyt's practice focuses primarily on litigating environmental, land use, election and mobile home regulation matters, including cases involving the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Federal Voting Rights Act, California Elections Code, and California Mobile Home Residency law.
Versed in dealing with federal and state regulatory agencies, she has handled matters involving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and California Integrated Waste Management Board. Further, she regularly assists public agencies with the preparation and defense of environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
Ms. Hoyt also has extensive appellate experience in both the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and State Courts of Appeal. Ms. Hoyt achieved a victory in the California Supreme Court in a case vindicating the rights of new cities, City of Goleta v. Superior Court, 122 Cal.App.4th 1182 (2007). She also successfully defended a district attorney's office in a Public Records Act case resulting in the published opinion Rackauckaus v. Superior Court, 104 Cal.App.4th 169 (2002).
- Citizens Against SuperWalmart Location at Thornton and Sanderson
- SCOPE v. City of Santa Clarita
- City of Goleta v. Superior Court
- Sue Now, Pay Later - A New Standard for Challenging Taxes?, 11.01.2009
November 2009 Public Law Update
- St. Vincent’s School For Boys – A Lesson About Costs in Compiling the Administrative Record, 04.01.2008
April 2008 Public Law Update