Giulia Gualco-Nelson

Deputy County Counsel

Giulia Gualco-Nelson joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2020.  As a member of the Environment and Land Use Team, Giulia advises the Department of Parks and Recreation on a variety of public law, land use, and environmental issues.  Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel, Giulia served as a law clerk to the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court.  She also served as a Research Fellow in Law and City Planning at UC Berkeley and Columbia University, where she co-authored the California Land Entitlement Study, a leading study of land use practice. Prior to law school, Giulia worked in affordable housing development in the Bay Area.

Giulia’s professional expertise includes:

  • Land use
  • Environmental law
  • Local government law
  • Affordable housing

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2018

    • Editor, California Law Review and Ecology Law Quarterly
    • Thelen Marrin Prize for Academic Achievement
    • Ellis J. Harmon Environmental Law Writing Award
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2012

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Goodwin H. Liu of the California Supreme Court (2019-2020)
  • Fellow in Law and City Planning, UC Berkeley and Columbia University (2018-2019)

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