John C. Heintz represents clients in complex infrastructure siting, environmental regulatory compliance, and environmental litigation. His experience includes matters involving the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Air Act and related state air laws, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the California Public Utilities Code, and the California Coastal Act.

Mr. Heintz also counsels a variety of clients in their interactions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California State Water Resources Control Board, the California Coastal Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, along with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Mr. Heintz maintains an active and varied pro bono practice working with nonprofit affordable housing developers and asylum seekers.

During law school, Mr. Heintz was a member of the Texas Environmental Law Journal and participated in the Texas Environmental Law Clinic, where he focused on Federal Endangered Species Act compliance.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Heintz worked for a public affairs/public policy firm developing strategic plans for a variety of government, gaming, healthcare, energy, and American Indian Nation clients. 


Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2008
    cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 2002
    cum laude