Louise Dyble focuses her practice on environmental regulatory compliance and litigation, advocating on behalf of municipal, industrial and institutional clients. Louise draws upon her background in environmental policy and urban development to analyze legal challenges and implement practical problem-solving strategies for her clients, informed by current political and economic trends.
Louise counsels public entities and private clients in the water, energy and manufacturing sectors on compliance and risks in relation to the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). She also has state-level compliance and permitting experience, and is well-versed in California laws and regulations, including Proposition 65, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Louise helps clients navigate the complex regulatory landscapes surrounding brownfields redevelopment, energy and infrastructure projects, and commercial transactions. She also advocates for client interests in court, handling administrative adjudications and appeals, as well as traditional environmental litigation.
Louise holds a Ph.D. in history and has more than a decade of policy research and teaching experience as a postdoctoral fellow and professor with the University of California, Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management; the University of Southern California Keston Institute for Infrastructure Finance; and Michigan Technological University’s Environmental and Energy Policy Program. She has published numerous award-winning articles and books addressing topics including urban development and economic policy, infrastructure finance, city and regional planning, agriculture and food security, and water regulation.
During her time at Berkeley Law, Louise published analysis of California groundwater regulations in the California Law Review. She also worked as an intern at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, a legal clerk at the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and as an extern with the Administrative Law Judge Division of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Chicago Bar Association Environmental Committee
Member, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research
Member, Urban Affairs Association
Member, Society for City and Regional Planning History