Amara Morrison Selected to San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women of 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., May 26, 2020 – Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the country, congratulates Land Use Partner Amara L. Morrison for her selection to the prestigious San Francisco Business Times’ “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” awards list.
The honor recognizes outstanding female professionals who make a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Morrison will be profiled in a special, printed supplement to the publication’s May 29 issue, which will feature bios, photos and editorial content. Morrison will also be honored at an awards ceremony in October.
“So many established, influential women have been selected to this list in the past – including some of my colleagues here at Wendel Rosen,” Morrison said. “Their passion and dedication to their respective fields is truly inspirational. It’s an honor to be selected to this list for 2020.”
Morrison has nearly 30 years of experience counseling Contra Costa and Alameda County public sector clients on matters involving land use, zoning, development and redevelopment, environmental law and resource protection and conservation. Prior to private practice, she was assistant city attorney for Livermore and Walnut Creek. She currently serves as co-general counsel to transportation agencies and numerous Geologic Hazard Abatement Districts.
Morrison is a member of CREW East Bay and just recently retired from the board of directors for Save Mount Diablo after nearly 25 years of service. She was recently appointed to the Bay Planning Coalition Board of Directors, and she is an active participant in the National Charity League, Vista Oak Chapter.
Morrison received her J.D. and Masters of Environmental Law Studies, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School (1987) and her B.S. from University of Michigan (1983).
Wendel Rosen LLP serves an array of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 110-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and represents them in significant civil litigation matters across regionally dominant industries, including real estate and construction, environmental and land use, green business, food and beverage, cannabis, human resources and employment, technology, and insurance, as well as providing counsel in estate planning, trusts and probate; taxation; and insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy.