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Kathleen O'Prey Truman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Truman and Elliott LLP
2321 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 3255
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 213-629-5300
Fax: 213-629-1212
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning, Environmental, Environmental Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kathleen O'Prey Truman handles complex matters of land use and environmental law, helping clients to clear environmental review hurdles as they develop property. She deals with a variety of government agencies, helps with the permitting process, advocates in administrative hearings and defends clients in lawsuits. A co-founder of the law firm Truman & Elliott LLP, she represents clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout California.


Over the course of her career, Ms. Truman has dealt with a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. On the state level, she has helped clients in projects involving the California Coastal Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California State Lands Commission and the California Office of Historic Preservation.


Ms. Truman also has extensive experience with complex environmental laws, both local and federal. These include the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and state and federal Endangered Species acts. Her knowledge extends to the intricacies of the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. She has also helped clients achieve compliance with provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, often referred to as Superfund.


Ms. Truman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated cum laude. She later earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Los Angeles.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Environmental
  • 10%Environmental Litigation


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

About Kathleen O'Prey Truman

First Admitted: 1992, California

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Educational Background

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988, cum laude

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association
  • City of Riverside
  • California State Office of Historic Preservation
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • California Coastal Commission
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • City and County of Los Angeles
  • California State Lands Commission
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Office Location for Kathleen O'Prey Truman

2321 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 3255
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 213-629-5300

Fax: 213-629-1212

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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