Member Information

Michael Wall
Michael Wall
Michael Wall

Natural Resources Defense Council

111 Sutter St., 21st floor
San Francisco, CA94104

Michael Wall is Chief Litigation Officer of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He leads a forty-person team that litigates major cases to prevent pollution, protect the environment, and preserve the people's rights to seek justice in the courts. Prior to joining NRDC, Wall practiced at a private firm in San Francisco, and served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Honorable Edward E. Carnes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Work Phone:
(415) 875-6100

EPA Region:
Region 9 - (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and certain territories)
Year of induction:
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1993 A.B., Harvard University, 1990
Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits U.S. District Courts of the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan U.S. Court of International Trade California Supreme Court
Other Environmental Career Experience:
USDOJ-ENRD (1994-1998) Altshuler Berzon LLP (1999-2001)
Citations of Major Published Cases:
Northcoast Environmental Center v. Glickman,136 F.3d 660 (9th Cir. 1998) Eller Media Co. v. City of Oakland, No. C-98-02237 WHA, 2000 WL 33376585 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2000) Westlands Water Dist. Distribution Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 276 F.Supp.2d (E.D. Cal. 2003) Natural Resource Defense Council v. Patterson, 333 F.Supp. 2d 906 (E.D. Cal. 2004) Orff v. United States, 358 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2004), affd, 545 U.S. 596 (2005) Natural Resources Defense Council v. Kempthorne, No. 105-CV-1207 OWW GSA, 2007 WL 4462391 & 2007 WL 4462395 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 14, 2007) Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Associations v. Gutierrez, 606 F.Supp.2d 1195 (E.D. Cal. 2008) Holt-Orsted v. City of Dickson, No. 3070727, 307732, 308321, 2009 WL 10679423 (M.D. Tenn. Mar. 25, 2009) Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. County of Dickson, No. 308-0229, 2010 WL 1408797 (M.D. Tenn. Apr. 1, 2010) Wolfsen Land & Cattle Co. v. Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, 695 F.3d 1310 (Fed. Cir. 2012) Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. v. Center for Biological Diversity, Inc., 771 F.3d 632 (9th Cir. 2014) Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Pritzker, 828 F.3d 1125 (9th Cir. 2016) Western Watersheds Project v. Michael, 869 F.3d 1189 (10th Cir. 2017), on remand, 353 F.Supp. 3d 1176 (D. Wyo. 2018)