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Paige Tomaselli

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Location : Santa Monica, CA

Biography

Paige Tomaselli is a highly experienced public interest practitioner and civil litigator. Paige handles a wide variety of litigation against administrative agencies, including the Department of the Interior, United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency. She is also an accomplished civil litigator, protecting the public, non-profits, small businesses, and Native American tribes. Paige spent a decade representing consumers, farmers, and the public at the Center for Food Safety, where she litigated cases at the Fourth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

Previously, Paige worked to protect municipal water from petrochemical pollution at Sher Leff, LLP, and represented tribal governments at Greenfire Law and LevitanLaw.

Education

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of Siena, Certification in E.U. Law
    • 2002
  • Humboldt State University
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: Philosophy

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Public Interest
  • Administrative Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Food and Agricultural Law
  • Tribal Sovereignty and Sovereign Immunity
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota

Past Positions

  • LevitanLaw, Of Counsel, 2019 to 2022
  • Greenfire Law, Of Counsel, 2018 to 2020
  • Center for Food Safety, Senior Attorney, 2008 to 2018
  • Sher Leff, LLP, Staff Attorney, 2006 to 2008

Representative Clients

  • Friends of the Earth
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Center for Food Safety
  • In Defense of Animals
  • Food and Water Watch

Published Works

  • Industrial Animal Agriculture in the United States: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), International Farm Animal, Wildlife, and Food Safety Law, 2017
  • Meat Labeling and the Public’s Right to Know: Important Lessons from Environmental Disclosure Laws, What Animal Law Can Learn from Environmental Law, 2015
  • USDA Stalls Regulations to Improve Organic Poultry Living Conditions: Agency Hides Behind Faulty Economic Impact Assessment, Center for Food Safety , 2014
  • Paving the Way: Are Half Measures in Animal Factory Legislation Ethical?, South Texas Law Review, 2013
  • A “Fisheye” Lens on the Technological Dilemma: The Specter of Genetically Engineered Animals, Animal Law Review, 2011
  • Changing the Law: The Road to Reform, The CAFO Reader, 2010

Pro-Bono Activities

  • San Francisco Permaculture Guild - Advisor
  • Hayes Valley Farm - Volunteer
  • Garden for the Environment - Garden and Compost Education Program
  • Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture - Volunteer
  • Washington Elementary School

Languages

  • English

Certified Legal Specialties

  • California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota