Founding Partner, Thomas Law Group
Tina Thomas specializes in environmental, land use, and natural resource litigation, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Subdivision Map Act, and the California Endangered Species Act. Tina represents both developers and governmental agencies, helping them navigate the complex environmental review and entitlement processes. Much of her practice is focused on infill and mixed-use development throughout California, serving as legal counsel for numerous cutting-edge projects that incorporate smart growth principles.
Tina’s work extends beyond the traditional role of attorney, shaping not only land use legislation, but also the way it is practiced and understood. Tina was one of the original authors of the Guide to the California Environmental Quality Act, a text that served as a leading reference on CEQA and an instrumental classroom resource. Tina has also participated in drafting CEQA legislation over the past three decades and in 2007/2008 she played an extensive role in the passage of California Senate Bill 375, authored by Senator Darrell Steinberg, which encourages smart growth and infill development. More recently she worked with Senator Caballero to streamline “No Place Like Home” projects (Senate Bill 744, approved September 26, 2019).
Prior to forming Thomas Law Group in 2012, Tina was a founding partner at Remy, Thomas, Moose & Manley, LLP (RTMM), serving as managing partner for 28 years. In 2005, the Sacramento Bar Association named Tina “Distinguished Attorney”.