David Metres Elected Chair of BASF's Environmental Law Section
December 13, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2017 – Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP attorney David M. Metres has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Environmental Law Section for 2018. Metres has previously served as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, and has been a member of the executive committee since 2011.
BASF Environmental Law Section’s mission is to serve and educate both attorneys and the general public about environmental law, primarily through substantive MCLE programs.
“Our firm has long supported BASF’s educational mission, and we are honored that Dave continues to be a part of the environmental law section’s leadership team,” said R. Morgan Gilhuly, managing partner of Barg Coffin.
Metres’s 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.
Metres was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and featured in San Francisco magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2014, he received the State Bar of California Real Property Law Section’s “Morning Star” award. He is a magna cum laude 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.