David Hubbard specializes in environmental and land use law, with particular emphasis on issues arising under CEQA, NEPA, the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the federal Clean Water Act, the California Coastal Act, the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and the California Planning and Zoning law.

In the environmental and land use fields, David routinely addresses matters involving traffic, air quality, water quality, hydrology, noise, hazardous materials, land use compatibility, aesthetics, sensitive biological resources, including threatened and endangered species, marine resources, and historical resources. His expertise in these areas includes both planning, administrative and litigation matters. A significant portion of his practice includes assisting clients in preparing environmental impact reports, environmental impact statements, and supporting technical studies for complex or controversial projects.

In his role as a land use and environmental adviser, David routinely appears before federal, state, and local agencies on behalf of his clients. Such agencies include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; the U.S. Forest Service; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the California Department of Fish and Game; the California Coastal Commission; the California Department of Parks and Recreation; the California Department of Mines; the California Regional Water Quality Control Board; the California Department of Transportation; the California Department of Toxic Substances Control; and numerous counties and municipalities through California.

Since 2001, David has also been intensely involved in land use and environmental matters relating to public access to public lands. In this regard, he represents some of the largest outdoor recreation organizations in the country as both a litigator and policy strategist. As an advisor to these organizations, he has assisted in drafting key recreation legislation at both the state and federal levels.