Anne ("Annie") Mudge is a partner in Cox, Castle & Nicholson's LLP San Francisco office and co-chair of the Renewable Energy and Climate Change practice group. She represents clients in the areas of land use and the environment. Her work includes siting and permitting major energy (including wind, solar, geothermal, bio-fuels and gas-fired plants), industrial, commercial, residential and major mixed-use communities. She is also a land use litigator with numerous published land use decisions. She has practiced for more than 20 years in the areas of CEQA/NEPA, water supply planning, subdivisions, annexations, zoning and planning, coastal development, wetlands and endangered species. She is the author of numerous articles on land use and environmental topics and speaks frequently on land use topics. Since 2003, she has been a Planning Commissioner for the City of Oakland and was recently selected as one of Northern California's Real Estate Women of Influence.
Ms. Mudge received her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1984 and her Juris Doctor from Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) in 1987. Ms. Mudge has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" every year since 2004, was listed among the top 50 women lawyers in Northern California in 2009, and is rated AV, the highest rating available, by Martindale-Hubbell, which facilitates the peer review process that rates lawyers.