SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2020 - Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP attorney David M. Metres is elevated to partner effective January 1, 2021.

“Dave has proven himself to be an outstanding lawyer, a recognized expert in environmental law, and a valued member of the firm,” said R. Morgan Gilhuly, managing partner of Barg Coffin.

Metres practices in all major areas of environmental litigation and compliance counseling, focusing on Superfund investigation and remediation, air quality, surface water and groundwater quality, environmental issues in real estate transactions, Proposition 65, and endangered species and natural resources policy and permitting.

Metres represents clients in federal and state courts and before government agencies, including the California Water Boards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state, and local agencies. He is a former Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Environmental Law Section, and current member of the California Lawyers Association, Environmental Law Section Legislation Committee.

Metres is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 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.