Admitted to the California Bar in 2008, Livia has been an attorney at Coast Law Group since 2009. Prior to joining Coast Law Group, Livia interned at the Center for Biological Diversity and San Diego Coastkeeper, where she was hired as an associate attorney after graduating law school. Livia originally moved to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. For five years Livia worked in San Diego’s biotech industry as a research associate before earning her law degree at University of San Diego School of Law.
As an Associate Attorney with Coast Law Group’s Environmental & Land Use practice group, Livia’s efforts have included numerous high-profile administrative and permitting matters before local and state government agencies, including the California Coastal Commission, San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, SANDAG, the County of San Diego, and numerous cities in the region. Livia’s litigation experience has developed through some of the most controversial environmental cases in recent years, including those related to the Carlsbad Desalination Project and the La Jolla Cove fireworks events. In addition to her position with CLG, Livia currently serves as a legal adviser to the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation.
Outside of the environmental arena, Livia has experience in a broad array of legal disciplines including: general civil litigation; contracts (transactional and litigation); intellectual property; and open government laws.
A first generation American, Livia’s personal life includes active participation in local government and social issues. A committed vegan, Livia volunteers at Seacrest Village Retirement Community, is the President of League of Conservation Voters San Diego, and regularly contributes to the local progressive political blog, Two Cathedrals.