AN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2016 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP attorney David M. Metres has been elected treasurer of the executive committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Environmental Law Section for 2016. Metres was previously secretary and has been a member of the executive committee since 2011.
 
“The BASF’s educational mission is very important to our firm,” said R. Morgan Gilhuly, managing partner of Barg Coffin. “We congratulate Dave on his election and are honored to be a part of the environmental section’s leadership team.”
 
The mission of the BASF’s Environmental Law Section is to serve and educate both attorneys and the general public about environmental law. Throughout the year, the section presents substantive educational programs, both in person and via webcast, that are eligible for MCLE credit.
 
Metres’ practice focuses on environmental litigation and compliance. He counsels and represents clients in matters arising under state and federal laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the federal and California Endangered Species Acts. 
 
In 2015, Metres was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and featured in San Francisco magazine. In 2014, he received the State Bar of California Real Property Law Section’s “Morning Star” award. He is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2010) and Northwestern University (B.A., 2002).
 
Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP is a San Francisco-based law firm providing nationally recognized expertise in environmental law and litigation. The firm is based on a simple but sound concept: a small and efficient law firm can provide the environmental law and litigation services that clients need at a lower cost than a large, multi-disciplinary law firm