Jordyn Bishop is an Associate in the Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. She currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Cotati, City of Dublin, City of El Cerrito, and City of Larkspur, as well as Assistant General Counsel of the Tamalpais Community Services District and Regional Government Services Authority.
Jordyn advises public agencies on a wide range of municipal law issues, including the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, environmental regulatory compliance, planning and land use, public works and contracting, and elections and conflict of interest laws. She assists in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing agreements, preparing ordinances, resolutions and regulations, and drafting ballot measures for local taxes. Jordyn’s practice also includes researching, drafting and arguing motions and briefs for municipal agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Jordyn worked as an Associate Attorney and Law Clerk at two boutique law firms in the Bay Area, and as a Legal Fellow at the Greenlining Institute. Her wide range of legal experience includes administrative, civil rights, constitutional, environmental, land use, and municipal law. She has assisted with litigation, regulatory, transactional, advocacy, and urban planning matters for public and private entities, non-profits, tribes and community-based groups.
During law school, Jordyn held numerous leadership positions, including Founder and President of the Native American Law Student Association. She externed at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental and Land Use Section, and the Office of Criminal Enforcement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. She spent her summers interning at the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, and the Lakota People’s Law Project. Prior to law school, Jordyn worked at a food science laboratory for seven years, specializing in quality assurance and regulatory affairs.
Honors and Awards
- Community Public Interest Award, UC Hastings
- CALI Award for Highest Grade in Social Justice, UC Hastings
- Fellowship, American Indian Graduate Center
- Diversity Scholarship, ChangeLawyers
- 1066 Foundation Scholarship, UC Hastings
- Public Interest law Foundation Summer Grant, UC Hastings
- Oshima Family Scholarship, UC Hastings
- Equal Justice Works Fellowship Grant
- Equal Justice America Legal Service Grant
- Nancy Stuart Public Interest Award, UC Hastings
Presentations and Publications
- Update Coauthor, California Municipal Law Handbook, Chapter 10, (research and drafting assistance) CEB, 2021, 2020
- Author, Help Save the Seeds: A Call to Action for Local Governments to Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Seed Sharing, Libraries, and Exchanges,9 HASTINGS SCI. & TECH. L. J. 113, Winter 2017
- University of California, Hastings College of the LawJD, Social Justice Lawyering Concentration, 2017
- American Indian Law CenterPre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2013
- California State University, East BayBA, 2010