Sabrina Venskus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Venskus & Associates, A Professional Corporation
 | 1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-482-4200
Fax: 213-482-4246
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (40%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Consumer Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

Handling a number of litigation matters, Sabrina Venskus is a founding partner of Venskus & Associates, A.P.C. She is known throughout Southern California for her advocacy for clients involved in environmental issues, the preservation of historical and archaeological sites, land use, housing rights and energy regulation.

The nature of her caseload means Ms. Venskus appears on behalf of clients in the courtroom and before boards. She has helped people navigate city and county judicial systems as well as state and federal courts. Further, Ms. Venskus has represented people before the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Coastal Commission.

Ms. Venskus’ approach to her practice is simple: identify the issue, outline a client’s goals, and develop a comprehensive strategy that uses innovation and a practical knowledge of the law. She is highly involved with organizations such as The State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. Further, she holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

Even outside her work with clients, Ms. Venskus is passionate about what she does. She is a member of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and has been active with a number of local planning boards and land use councils. Further, she also volunteers her time through counseling at-risk tenants. A frequent guest speaker, Ms. Venskus has appeared a number of times in media, including local, national and international sources. 

Ms. Venskus graduated with honors, a certificate in environmental and natural resources law, and a Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School, which is known for its environmental law program. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Environmental Litigation (40%)

Land Use/Zoning (30%)

Consumer Law (30%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Sabrina Venskus

Admitted: 2002, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lawsv.com/firm-overview/

Honors/Awards:

  • Cornelius Honor Society member
  • Super Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association's Environmental Law Section, 2009
  • Ventura County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro bono - Tenants rights clinics, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Westchester/Play del Rey Neighborhood Council Chair
  • Venice Neighborhood Council Chair
  • Board Member, Ojai Valley Green Coalition

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • City of Santa Monica, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, 2007
  • Tenant v. Salas: Obtained $120K settlement for tenant who was fraudulently evicted from her apartment
  • Tenants v. Prana Ten Properties, et al.: Obtained $125K settlement for tenant harassment and removal of parking at Hollywood apartment building
  • In re SONGS, [California Earthcorps v. Southern California Edison (A.04-09-2039r)]: Successfully represented public interest intervenor in California Public Utilities Commission administrative litigation involving the San Onofre Nuclear Generator Station, obtaining intervenor compensation
  • ETINA v. City of Los Angeles: Lead appellate attorney in successful appeal overturning Playa Vista Phase 1 methane mitigation measure

Representative Clients:

  • Environmental Law Foundation, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust, Anthony Morales (Chief of Gabriela-Tongva Tribe), California Earthcorp, Los Padres Forestwatch

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • On May 20, 2010, attorney Sabrina Venskus, founder and principal of Venskus & Associates, was featured in L.A. Weekly's "Best of L.A. People 2010" issue.  The article focused on Ms. Venskus' background and commitment to environmental protection.  The article can be found at: http://www.laweekly.com/2010-05-20/la-life/sabrina-venskus-staring-down-goldman-sachs/

Educational Background:

  • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts degree with honors
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Website - www.lawsv.com
Office Location for Sabrina Venskus

1055 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-482-4200

Fax: 213-482-4246

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Last Updated: 10/3/2018

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