Megan V. Unger

Associate

Megan (pronounced Mēgan) Unger is dedicated to helping her public and private sector clients navigate complex environmental, land use, and regulatory issues.

She utilizes her knowledge of both state and federal environmental law to meet the needs of her clients in the forever changing regulatory field. Megan’s enthusiasm and passion for environmental law aid her in assisting clients with a wide range of legal issues including compliance with various environmental regulations.

While attending University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Megan served as a Sack Teaching Fellow for Torts and a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing courses. Under the Hastings Law Journal, she was an Articles Editor and Diversity Committee member. Megan was also a mentor to first-year students through the UC Hastings Women’s Law Society.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Section, Member, 2022-present
  • Association of Environmental Professionals, 2021-present
  • Women in Environment, Bay Area Mentoring Program, 2021-present
  • UC Hastings Environmental Law Society (HELA) Mentor, 2021-present
  • UC Hastings Alumni Bar Passage Mentor, 2021
  • UC Hastings Women’s Law Society, Student Mentor, 2018-2020
  • Biden for President, Campaign Volunteer, 2020
  • Hastings Law Journal, Articles Editor and Diversity Committee member

Honors & Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • UC Hastings Honor Society, 2017-2020
  • CALI Awards for Highest Score in Legal Research & Writing, American Indian Law, and Criminal Law
  • Witkin Awards for Highest Grade in Torts and Food Justice
  • Dean’s Recognition for Professional Development, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2018
  • Program Scholar Award, Environmental Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 2014
  • Dean’s List, Loyola Marymount University, 2010-2014
  • Contributed to successfully defending against a motion for attorneys’ fees arising out of a denial of a Petition for Writ of Mandate on behalf of a sand mining company.
  • Assisted in the representation of a Muslim community group in connection with CEQA compliance and litigation arising out of an application to construct a religious and community center in San Martin, California.
  • Assisted in counseling a waste management company regarding the regulation enforcement histories of sites similar to their own.
  • Assisted in compiling and tracking housing-related legislation.
  • Contributed to a successful Petition for Writ of Mandate challenging landfill expansions on behalf of a municipal water and power district.
  • Contributed to a successful defense of an urgency ordinance declaring the use of groundwater for illegal cannabis operations a waste and unreasonable use.
  • Representing a private club seeking entitlements to divert surface water from an on-site stream in order to reduce the need for municipal water supply.

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Megan was born and raised in the Bay Area and spends her time outside of the office playing with her Whippet puppy, attending Oakland Roots soccer games, listening to podcasts, playing soccer in an indoor women’s league, and traveling.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Section, Member, 2022-present
  • Association of Environmental Professionals, 2021-present
  • Women in Environment, Bay Area Mentoring Program, 2021-present
  • UC Hastings Environmental Law Society (HELA) Mentor, 2021-present
  • UC Hastings Alumni Bar Passage Mentor, 2021
  • UC Hastings Women’s Law Society, Student Mentor, 2018-2020
  • Biden for President, Campaign Volunteer, 2020
  • Hastings Law Journal, Articles Editor and Diversity Committee member

Honors & Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • UC Hastings Honor Society, 2017-2020
  • CALI Awards for Highest Score in Legal Research & Writing, American Indian Law, and Criminal Law
  • Witkin Awards for Highest Grade in Torts and Food Justice
  • Dean’s Recognition for Professional Development, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2018
  • Program Scholar Award, Environmental Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 2014
  • Dean’s List, Loyola Marymount University, 2010-2014