Lucinda Starrett is a partner in the Environment, Land & Resources Practice, advising clients on complex project siting and approvals. Ms. Starrett has held several firm leadership positions, including with the Women Enriching Business initiative.

Ms. Starrett’s practice includes approval for real estate development, open space, and infrastructure projects, advising on government approvals and associated environmental, and transactional matters.

Ms. Starrett’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) practice includes administrative and pre-litigation counseling. Ms. Starrett is registered as a lobbyist with the City and County of Los Angeles and with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Ms. Starrett is an officer of the Central City Association and recently served on LA County’s Stormwater Advisory Committee.

Deeply committed to supporting charities, Ms. Starrett serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the Downtown Women’s Center, the Tejon Ranch Conservancy and the Central City Association. She previously served on the boards of Zero Emission Transit, Abode Community Housing, Orthopedic Institute for Children, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation and the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Ms. Starrett has been a leader on CEQA reform initiatives as well as housing incentive policies.

Obtaining approvals for major projects throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, Ms. Starrett has led strategies for successful infrastructure projects as well as approvals of transportation, sports, and entertainment facilities. These include the new mixed-use Grand Avenue project in Downtown LA; media and technology facilities in Hollywood, Burbank, and West LA;  market, mixed income, and affordable residential projects; innovative retail, dining, and entertainment complexes; and forward-looking educational facilities including for LMU, USC, Pepperdine, and the Archer School for Girls. Representative projects include:

  • Los Angeles Football Club’s new soccer stadium in Los Angeles
  • The proposed Aerial Tram Gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium
  • Approvals of residential mixed-use projects at 1045 Olive, Hollywood Palladium, and 10000 Santa Monica for Crescent Heights   
  • Approvals for Hudson Pacific of its EPIC offices for Netflix and Sunset Gower Studios master plan in Hollywood, as well as One Westside renovation for Google
  • Approvals for Westfield/URW of Promenade 2035, with housing, office, retail, and entertainment, for the expansion of the Century City Shopping Center, and the Village at Topanga
  • Approvals for the Related Companies for the Grand Avenue Project
  • Proposed 670 Mesquit project in Arts District and its LA River Walk  
  • Approvals of the Pacific Pipeline from the Port of LA to Bakersfield, including agreements with the City of Los Angeles and other jurisdictions
  • Conservation easements, agreements with Caltrans and related real estate and other stakeholder agreements for the Hearst Ranch in San Luis Obispo  
  • Providence Tarzana Medical Center replacement hospital
  • Digital signage for Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Approval of USC’s Galen Center basketball arena
  • Pepperdine University’s development including infrastructure issues for water, transportation, and facilities such as a new Athletic Center and School of Public Policy

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1984
  • BA, Princeton University, 1979