J.D. expected 2015 from the University of San Diego School of Law with concentrations in Public Interest Law and Environmental & Energy Policy; B.S. 2010 in Chemistry, minor in Economic Theory from the University of Minnesota.
Rick Waltman has devoted his legal education to public interest legal advocacy, and emerging issues in environmental law. In his work with the Attorney General’s Office, the California Energy Commission, the Center for Public Interest Law, the Energy Policy Initiatives Center, and in the chambers of the Honorable Thomas J. Whalen, Rick employed his analytic background to develop a facility with civil litigation, public policy analysis, legislation, and administrative proceedings. In law school, Rick serves as an Articles Editor on the San Diego Law Review, a Moot Court board member, and Research Assistant to Professor Robert C. Fellmeth, Price Professor of Public Interest Law. Rick’s publications include: Assessing EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Clean Air Act Section 111(d) & the Clean Power Plan, 25 VILL. ENVTL L. J. (2015) (forthcoming); How can Green Automakers use Tesla’s Patents in “Good Faith”?, 4 CAL. BUS. PRAC. (2015); and Veiling Cyberbullies: First Amendment Protection for Anonymity Per Se Strengthens the Voice of Online Predators, 36 U. LA VERNE L. REV. 145 (2014).
Rick resides in Ocean Beach, enjoys the natural beauty of San Diego on a daily basis, and hopes to help clients sustain and develop a vibrant, fair, and flourishing urban environment.