Kent Alm


Kenton (Kent) Alm is the Chair of Meyers Nave’s Environmental Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. During a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Kent has developed a practice dedicated to a broad range of public, environmental and public works construction issues. His practice has consistently included litigation, non-litigation advice and general counsel work. Serving as general counsel, he has advised and represented a number of public entities, including wastewater agencies, solid waste agencies and other limited-purpose special districts. 
Kent began his career as a deputy district attorney, a position he held for 10 years. His practice was largely focused on litigation, and included the prosecution of blue collar and white collar crimes. 

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Northern California Super Lawyer, 2004

Presentations and Publications

  • Kent is a frequent speaker, presenting private and client seminars on issues of public law (e.g., AB 1234, the Clean Water Act, public infrastructure construction, and other environmental issues facing public agencies) as well as speaking at annual conferences and symposiums of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and other associations for public attorneys and managers. He is also a Lorman instructor.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Public Law and Environmental Law sections of State Bar
  • Member, California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Legislative Committee
  • State Bar Environmental Section Legislative Committee
  • Past Chair, Statewide attorney’s committee, wastewater and recycled water issues


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD, 1973
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, BA, Social and Political Sciences, 1970