Jana Mickova Will - Environmental Law Group, LLP

Jana Mickova Will


Phone: (619) 231-5858
Fax: (619) 231-5853
Email: jwill@envirolawyer.com

  • Land Use Litigation and Appeal
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Agency Law
  • Entitlement Procurement


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 1999
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 1995


  • State Bar of California, 2000 – present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California

Ms. Will has practiced law in San Diego for nearly 20 years. She advises clients on entitlement approval and environmental compliance and handles all facets of land use and environmental litigation from trial through appeal.

With over a decade experience as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego in the Land Use Litigation and Land Use Advisory Units, she has successfully handled many complex development projects and defended high-profile land use challenges in state and federal court.  Ms. Will advised the City of San Diego Development Services Department, Planning Department, Neighborhood Code Compliance Department, Facilities Financing Department, and the City Council’s Land Use & Housing Committee. She has written zoning and development ordinances including comprehensive updates to the City’s Land Development Code.

Ms. Will has significant expertise in land use and environmental litigation involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Coastal Act, Permit Streamlining Act, Subdivision Map Act, Mitigation Fee Act, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, California Public Records Act, public agency law, takings, and zoning and development challenges under the San Diego Municipal Code. She has attained several published Court of Appeal decisions in land use, CEQA, and public agency law, and has taught on land use and writ of mandate procedure and practice.

Court of Appeal Decisions:

Peeling v. City of San Diego (January 24, 2018, D071552) __Cal.App.5th __

Citizens for Beach Rights v. City of San Diego (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 1301  

Save Our Heritage Origanisation v. City of San Diego (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 163  

CREED-21 v. City of San Diego (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 488

Full Resume