Keith E. McCullough is a Shareholder and Chair of the Real Property, Environmental and Natural Resources practice group at AlvaradoSmith. He has extensive experience in bench and jury trials, complex binding and non-binding arbitrations, mediations and appellate work in State and Federal courts, with an emphasis in Eminent Domain, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Construction Law and Litigation. Keith practices Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation for public agencies, property owners, and public utilities. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated lawyer (a peer-review rating that designates the highest level of competence and ethics).
Keith's real property, natural resource and environmental litigation experience also includes easements, rights of way, land use and zoning restrictions, complex title issues, major public improvement projects, CEQA/NEPA, water rights and drainage, land subsidence, renewable energy projects, subsurface mineral and gas rights, public construction and public law and compliance issues. He has been lead eminent domain counsel in some of the highest-valued single parcel acquisitions in California history. He has been retained as a litigation expert, mediator and referee addressing eminent domain issues.
Keithhas been the featured speaker or panelist for organizations such as the International Right of Way Association, Association of California Water Agencies, Appraisal Institute, ABA Real Property Section - Environmental Subcommittee, California Special Districts Association, West Coast Landmens Association, Orange County City Attorneys Association, and Lorman Educational Seminars. He has authored several articles addressing issues in his areas of practice for the International Right of Way Association, ABA Real Property Section – Environmental Subcommittee, and State Bar of California – Public Law Journal.