Douglas Chermak

Douglas Chermak | Of Counsel

Douglas Chermak has fifteen years of experience working in environmental law.  His practice is primarily focused on the Clean Water Act and water quality, and also includes the CEQA and Proposition 65, among others.  He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law with a certificate in Environmental Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida.


Prior to working with Lozeau Drury, Doug practiced plaintiff’s side civil rights and employment litigation with the Law Offices of Michael S. Sorgen in San Francisco, CA.  From 2004 through 2012, Doug also served as the Law Program Director for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, working to integrate meditation and contemplative practices with the legal profession and sow the seeds for what has blossomed into a national movement. In October 2010, he organized “The Mindful Lawyer” conference at UC Berkeley School of Law, the first national conference on the subject of law and meditation.  He has guest lectured in classes on law and mindfulness at the UC Berkeley School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law.


Selected Presentations:

  • “Negotiating Consent Decrees for Environmental Violations”, Strafford Live CLE Webinar, December 4, 2018.
  • “Mindfulness and Competence In Legal Practice”, 2018 Environmental Law Conference At Yosemite, California Lawyers Association, October 20, 2018.
  • Private Enforcement of U.S. Environmental Laws”, Strafford Live CLE Webinar, November 15, 2017.
  • “Secondary Trauma, Mindfulness, And Self-Care”, 29th Annual AILA [American Immigration Lawyers Association], California Chapters Conference, November 10, 2016.