Courtney Ann Coyle

Courtney Ann Coyle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in La Jolla, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 1609 Soledad Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-454-8687
Fax: 858-454-8493
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (40%),
  • Environmental (40%),
  • Native American Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Environmental litigation and land use policy, legislation, project and planning consulting for American Indian Tribes and entities, citizen groups, local and national conservation and historic preservation organizations, and nonprofits throughout California. Focusing on tribal, biological, historical, archaeological and cultural resource landscape protection and preservation under CEQA, NEPA, NHPA Section 106 and other local, state and federal laws. Played a key role in the development and passage of important state tribal heritage resource laws including: SB 22 (mining backfill regulations, 2004), SB 18 (tribal consultation, 2004), SB 922 (confidentiality, 2005), AB 2641 (burials bill, 2006) and AB 52 (tribes and CEQA, 2014). Achieved designation of sanctified tribal cemeteries and ceremonial sites under California law and the eligibility/listing of many historic structures and tribal cultural properties on the National Register of Historic Places. 

About Courtney Coyle

Admitted: 1994, California


  • California Environmental Attorney of the Year, California Lawyer Magazine, 2003
  • Wiley W. Manuel State Bar Award, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Environmental Law Section, California State Bar  
  • Environmental Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • San Diego Opera, Board Vice Chair, Chair of Audit Committee, 2015
  • City of San Diego Historical Resources Board, Chairperson, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Preservation Leadership Forum Blog, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2015
  • Section on Historical and Cultural Resources, "Everyday Heroes . . . : Thirty-Five Years of The California Environmental Quality Act", Planning and Conservation League, 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Star Award: Star of Distinction, San Diego Performing Arts League, 2014
  • Corporate Council Hero Award: Shaping the Future Award, San Diego Opera, 2015

Educational Background:

  • The Peddie School, Graduate, College Preparatory School (magna cum laude)
  • Washington & Lee University Graduate, B.A., Biology (cum laude)
  • LEAD San Diego, Graduate (leadership, education, awareness development), 2002

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Office Location for Courtney Ann Coyle

1609 Soledad Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Last Updated: 6/21/2017

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