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 has also developed an expertise 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.

Five Steps to Help Buyer Obtain CERCLA Liability Protection
Commercial Property Executive, January 2015

Contributing Author, The Endangered Species Act Deskbook
2nd and 1st Editions

Contributing Author, Safety, Health and Asset Protection: Management Essential
2nd Edition

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Areas of Law

  • Environmental
  • Land Use


Experience & Credentials


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

University Attended

University of California, Los Angeles
Class of 1986
English, cum laude

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Office Information
J. Michelle Hickey
Of Counsel
 1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700,
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Pircher, Nichols & Meeks (Los Angeles, California)

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