Emily B. Longfellow

Ms. Longfellow serves as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Belvedere. Ms. Longfellow’s practice includes advising city staff and commissions in many areas of municipal law, including open meeting laws, conflicts of interest, land use and planning, and CEQA.

Ms. Longfellow has extensive experience in representing public entity clients including cities, redevelopment agencies, flood plain districts, and school districts. Ms. Longfellow has advisory, transactional, and litigation experience in many areas of the law, such as land use, the adoption and defense of General and Specific Plans, eminent domain, governmental property acquisition and relocation, inverse condemnation, affordable housing, and CEQA. Ms. Longfellow has also represented private clients in administrative hearings and litigation involving various legal issues including real estate, land use, zoning, and rent control.

Ms. Longfellow received her B.A. in Political Science from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1994. After graduating, Ms. Longfellow worked in local and state-wide political campaigns, and gained experience with land use and environmental issues working with an environmental non-profit organization. Ms. Longfellow went on to receive her J.D. in 2000 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, graduating with Order of the Coif honors. While at U.C. Davis, Ms. Longfellow published the article Friends of the Earth v. Laidlaw Environmental Services: A New Look at Environmental Standing, in the school’s environmental law and policy journal, Environs. Ms. Longfellow has also presented at the California Redevelopment Agency Association’s annual conference. Ms. Longfellow currently lives in San Anselmo with her husband and two young children.