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Procopio Adds Environmental Law Litigator John Nelson as Partner

October 21, 2021 (San Diego, CA) – Accomplished environmental attorney John Nelson has joined Procopio as a Partner. He represents private and public clients across a wide range of industries in litigation, permitting and compliance counseling, and brings in-house corporate experience to the AmLaw 200 corporate and litigation law firm. John will be based in Procopio’s downtown San Diego office, working alongside attorneys in a number of the firm’s practices, including Environment and Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Land Use.

“All of us at Procopio welcome the addition of accomplished environmental attorney John Nelson as our newest Partner,” said Procopio Managing Partner John D. Alessio. “John brings significant experience as both an in-house and outside counsel on high-stakes regulatory, transaction and litigation matters related to environmental law and land use, complementing our already strong environmental practice.”

John’s practice includes complex environmental litigation, environmental regulatory compliance counseling, water rights and quality, mining and real estate permitting and litigation, natural resource permitting and regulatory compliance, real estate litigation regulatory and compliance work on behalf of railroad and industrial clients, California Environmental Quality Act compliance and litigation, Clean Water Act and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act litigation and compliance, and more. He is licensed to practice law in California and Missouri. John joins Procopio from the Indian Wells, California, office of Lewis Brisbois, where he was also a Partner. He previously served as in-house counsel for Monsanto Company and Ash Grove Cement Company, now a subsidiary of CRH Americas, Inc.

Procopio’s Environment and Natural Resources attorneys provide comprehensive solutions on regulatory compliance, litigation, and any other legal challenge, representing companies in all matter of industries, as well as cities, counties and other municipalities and public agencies. Our Real Estate and Land Use attorneys provide a full range of services to real estate owners, investors, lenders, developers, property managers and real estate professionals, including services such as acquisitions and dispositions, land use entitlements and project management, landlord and tenant lease representation, rural and urban development projects, real estate finance, and environmental law compliance.

About Procopio

Procopio is an AmLaw 200 full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line.  With more than 180 attorneys based in San Diego, Del Mar Heights, Silicon Valley, Orange County, Las Vegas and Scottsdale, we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. Procopio has the flexible infrastructure to support both small to mid-sized companies and large multinationals at every stage of the business life cycle.  Our global reach across Asia, Latin America and Europe further expands our international partnerships and cross border capabilities. At Procopio, we are focused on what is important to you–providing smart, innovative and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner to help your business thrive.  Learn more at

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