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Contact Information
San Bernardino Office
550 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tel: (909) 723-1814
Fax: (909) 890-9877

Practice Areas

  • Land Use
  • Mining


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1999, magna cum laude
  • B.A., California State University, San Bernardino, 1996


  • California, 1999




Donovan Collier has extensive experience counseling clients to ensure compliance with complex federal and state environmental laws and regulations.  This includes the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal and California Endangered Species Acts, Clean Water Act, and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act.  Mr. Collier has acted as lead entitlement counsel for numerous complex and controversial land use projects, successfully appearing before local agencies throughout Southern California.  He assists clients with assessing, developing, and implementing strategies for land use and regulatory compliance, including counsel on legislative and administrative land use approvals, such as development of impacted properties, development agreements, tentative maps and subdivision map issues, zoning, general plan amendments, specific plans, traffic and transportation issues, and conditional use permits and variances. 

Mr. Collier represents national and multi-national clients in obtaining local land use entitlements for the development of large commercial developments. His experience enables him to provide effective guidance and management of the entitlement process to ensure the entitlements obtained are legally defensible. He has successfully guided clients through the permitting of development projects involving water rights, wetlands, waste materials, species protection, the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, and other environmental matters, including CEQA/NEPA document review and project entitlement. 

Mr. Collier also represents clients in federal land issues, including mine permitting and reclamation, federal land exchanges, environmental compliance issues, and other natural resource and environmental matters.  His practice also involves outdoor advertising law matters including local and state permitting under the California Outdoor Advertising Act and associated Caltrans regulations.


  • Reporter, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter


  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • CalCIMA Legal Action Committee
  • The State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • SOAR Charter Academy Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga


  • Editor, San Diego Law Review, Vol. 36

Representative Matters

  • Mining Counsel for Mitsubishi Cement South Quarry Expansion Project


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