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    Misty Calder

    Misty CalderSlovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
    1800 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Palm Springs, California 92262

    Telephone: 760.322.2275
    Fax: 760.322.2107

    Misty Calder is Of Counsel in the firm, serving the litigation and public agency practice groups.  She is a litigation attorney with over sixteen years of experience in land use, insurance coverage, motions, settlement negotiations, investigations, mediations, arbitrations, trials, appeals, and writ practice.  She has successfully investigated and obtained verdicts/judgments for multi-million-dollar claims.


    Misty’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, including compliance, natural resource and land use matters, focusing on the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), water rights, real property, and condemnation actions.  She assists land owners and developers through all stages of the entitlement and development process, providing counsel to clients on local planning and zoning regulations and approvals and related environmental matters.  Misty also advises clients on land use regulations, including the CEQA, the California Coastal Act, the California Subdivision Map Act, redevelopment law and historic preservation.

    Misty’s practice features extensive litigation and administrative agency experience on land use and development issues, including zoning compliance, general plan consistency, development fees, vested rights, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, and land use initiatives.  In addition, Misty has experience in writ of mandate proceedings and other dispositive court hearings in environmental cases.

    Misty also has experience in complex litigation.  Her practice in this regard focuses primarily on complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, involving a range of environmental, property, and other matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Misty worked at global law firms as a land use attorney and insurance coverage attorney.  She also worked as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Externships at Whittier Law School, and as an investigator with the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  


    Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. 

    • Juris Doctor

    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science


    • State of California 


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