Attorney, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Area of Practice: Capital Lawyering
Year Graduated: 2013
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Major: B.A. in English
Colleen Flannery earned a B.A. in English from University of California, Davis in 2001 and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in 2013. She has over ten years of experience as a professional writer and editor focusing on the legal trade, specifically environmental policy. Colleen was recently the Associate Director of the California Central Valley Flood Control Association and Assistant Manager of the North Delta Water Agency. She served as a Staff Writer for the Daily Journal, and as an Outreach Coordinator for Sierra Club California. Since 2009, Flannery has been active in legislative affairs for the State of California, analyzing legislative issues ranging from green chemistry to sexually violent predators to complex state financing and administrative issues. Additionally, she makes recommendations regarding sensitive and complex state and federal legislation. She acts as spokeswoman on complex, nuanced environmental issues relative to California's Proposition 65 and public health issues. She was the co-author of "Navigating Proposition 65: A Primer for In-House Counsel" published in the International In-House Counsel Journal. While attending law school, she served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.