Co-Founder of Grades of Green and Of Counsel at the Law Offices of Jennifer F. Novak

Kim has spent her entire career in environmental protection, with over 25+ years representing or working within environmental groups, foundations and tribes advocating for the environmental protection and enforcement of environmental laws.

Kim currently serves as Of Counsel at the Law Offices of Jennifer F. Novak, a boutique environmental law firm representing clients in all aspects of environmental law, including water law, endangered species, land use, air quality, toxins, and climate change. Among her achievements, Kim has overseen the legal advocacy program for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, represented the Orange County Coastkeeper to successfully protect Crystal Cove’s Area of Special Biological Significance from the Newport Coast development; represented the Ventura Coastkeeper to protect water quality and indigenous rights in a proposed Ahmanson Ranch development, represented the Friends of the Los Angeles River to ensure prospective developments along the LA River had best practices in watershed management or were preserved for open space; and represented Heal the Bay to successfully challenge Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s improper discharges into the Malibu Lagoon.

Kim is the proud Founder of environmental education nonprofit, Grades of Green, where she has served as their Executive Director and Board member to help inspire and empower close to a million students across 47 states and 27 countries to care for the environment.

Combining her environmental legal and education experience, Kim’s blog, Everyday Eco-Habits for Everyday People, provides simple actions – “Everyday Eco-Habits” – that “Everyday People” can adopt to live a little greener (

Kim loves to spend her time in the great outdoors, especially if she can convince her daughter and son to join her . . .

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