Britt K. Strottman is a seasoned litigator who brings to Baron & Budd more than 17 years of experience as a powerhouse litigator in cases relating to high-stakes state and federal safety regulatory investigations, enforcement matters for energy companies, and other public entity matters.
Ms. Strottman has litigated more than 30 jury trials and participated in more than 60 state and federal administrative hearings in her role as “Giant Slayer,” representing communities and public entities against the sometimes devastating malfeasance of powerful utility companies and energy firms.
Ms. Strottman, one of California’s most successful environmental legal advocates for public entities, joined Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group as a shareholder in 2018. Numerous local, state and national recognitions track Ms. Strottman’s successful representation of many California cities and counties in pioneering litigation to win hundreds of millions of dollars from utility companies like the largest utility in California, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), for deadly and catastrophic explosions and fires caused by the utility’s failure to comply with safety and recordkeeping regulations relating to its underground natural gas pipelines and aboveground electric power systems.
Her previous clients in such matters include the City of San Bruno, County of Calaveras, Carmel-by-the-Sea, City of San Luis Obispo, City of San Carlos, and City of Goleta, among others.
In addition to energy regulatory matters, Ms. Strottman brings to Baron & Budd extensive experience in municipal law special counsel issues, crisis management, whistleblower issues, and workplace investigations.
Ms. Strottman’s pioneering work on behalf of the City of San Bruno against PG&E regarding a deadly gas line explosion that attracted international news coverage, transformed California’s utility regulatory landscape, and raised concerns about utility regulations across the United States.
- University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, 2000
- Vanderbilt University, BA, English Literature and Spanish, 1997
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Professional Associations:
- Mayors’ Council on Pipeline Safety
- Power Association of Northern California
- Conference of California Public Utility Counsel
- Anti-Fraud Alliance
- Women Lawyers of Alameda County
- California Women Lawyers
- Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment
- St. Perpetua School Board (President)
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