Michelle Cornell-Davis is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Practice.

Ms. Cornell-Davis advises clients on land-use and environmental litigation and matters involving compliance with, and challenges under, environmental and land-use laws and regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the California Coastal Act, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. She has represented clients in actions throughout California before state administrative bodies such as the California Coastal Commission and in judicial proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cornell-Davis served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Richard C. Tallman, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She graduated first in her class at Loyola Law School, where she served as a note and comment editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, participated in the Project for the Innocent and Ninth Circuit clinics, and served as a judicial extern to Judge R. Gary Klausner, of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Loyola Law School, 2018
    summa cum laude
  • BS in Social Studies, Abilene Christian University, 2013
    summa cum laude