J. Michelle Hickey

J. Michelle Hickey (Los Angeles, California)

J. Michelle Hickey

Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Hickey joined the firm in 2010 and is Of Counsel in the firm's real estate department with an emphasis on land use and environmental matters.

Ms. Hickey has spent more than 20 years handling complex land use and environmental litigation, transaction and compliance matters. Her clients include real estate developers, municipalities, financial institutions, energy and retail companies and Indian tribes. She has developed strategies to insure that projects obtain the needed entitlement, environmental review and permitting approvals. She is also skilled in leading the public relations component of getting controversial projects approved. Such projects include commercial and retail operations, hotels and resorts, casinos, Brownfield projects, housing developments, manufacturing facilities and major infrastructure improvements. Hickey also represents clients in both state and federal courts and in front of local, state and federal governmental agencies on land use and environmental litigation and permitting matters.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Five Steps to Help Buyer Obtain CERCLA Liability Protection

Commercial Property Executive, January 2015
•Contributing Author, Safety, Health and Asset Protection: Management Essential

2nd Edition
•Contributing Author, The Endangered Species Act Deskbook

2nd and 1st Editions

310.201.8953
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.9 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Environmental
  • Land Use

Peer Reviews (9)

Peer Reviews (9)
Peer Reviewed
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
Civil Litigation, Real Estate Development, Environmental Law, Environmental Business Law, Environmental Cost Recovery, Environmental Land Use and Litigation
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.9/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.9/5
Peer Reviews (9)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/29/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/29/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/29/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Based on my experience working with Michelle Hickey over 25 years, she has provided consistently excellent legal advice and representation in a wide variety of environmental matters, including regulatory and enforcement proceedings, land use transactions, and operational issues.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/13/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I worked with Michelle for more than 5 years and supervised her as head of the real estate, land use, and environmental department at a major national law firm. She has a commanding knowledge of environmental law, is an articulate and effective oral and written communicator, and she is good with clients. Her legal advice is well reasoned and aptly fits the facts and circumstances. I recommend her highly.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/13/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/12/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Michelle is an excellent environmental lawyer: skillful and practical. We worked together at a different law firm several years ago, and it would be a pleasure to work with her again.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 04/12/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 04/12/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/20/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Of Counsel
Admission Details
Admitted in 1989, California
1989, U.S. District of Court of the Central District of California
Law School Attended
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1989
J.D.
University Attended
University of California, Los Angeles
Class of 1986
B.A.
English, cum laude

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
U.S.A.
Phone
310.201.8953
Fax
310.201.8922
Office Information
Office Information
J. Michelle Hickey
Of Counsel
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700,
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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