Tim Carlstedt

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6819
San Francisco
United States
T:+1 628 231 6819
Tim Carlstedt

Tim Carlstedt



Tim Carlstedt serves as counsel in Norton Rose Fulbright's San Francisco office where he focuses on a broad range of environmental laws and issues related to compliance counseling, enforcement defense and litigation.

After more than twenty years of practicing environmental law throughout California and on the east coast – as in-house counsel, in government service and at multinational law firms – clients rely on Tim's practical and sound knowledge of environmental laws, regulations and issues to help them reach successful outcomes.

He has extensive experience navigating a variety of key environmental issues facing regulated communities today, such as permitting (including Title V and PSD/New Source Review), Process Safety Management (PSM), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance and enforcement defense, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and stormwater permitting, hazardous waste/substances remediation and cost recovery, OSHA enforcement, corporate due diligence and environmental insurance issues. In addition to his robust regulatory experience, Tim has made appearances in federal court (obtaining a favorable judgment in a federal environmental insurance cost recovery action) and before state administrative agencies, including the State and Regional Water Boards, Cal/OSHA and the California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names.

Tim's government service includes serving as Deputy General Counsel to the Presidio Trust, where, among other things, he advised the agency on environmental, health, safety and natural resource issues. During law school, Tim served as a law clerk for the Honorable David Garcia in the San Francisco Superior Court.

Professional experience

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  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law,                                                                          
  • BA, International Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • California State Bar
  • Represented global vehicle manufacturers regarding domestic environmental compliance issues, including li-ion battery/e-waste issues
  • Defense of Clean Water Act and Prop 65 citizen suits
  • Served as local counsel in judicial challenges to agency action
  • Represented an association of energy companies in Clean Water Act rulemaking
  •  Due diligence/permitting of a large solar energy facility
  • Assisted an integrated energy company negotiate resolution of several qui tam lawsuits with the California Attorney General's Office
  • Represented a cleaning products manufacturer in a green marketing lawsuit
  • Negotiated the closure of a Water Board site on behalf of a former integrated circuits laboratory
  • Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California, Member