Areas of Emphasis
Permitting Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court
Northern District of California
Ms. Kemp's practice focuses on land use, environmental and water law, securing land use entitlements from governmental permitting agencies, and counseling clients regarding easements, water systems, land sales, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Historic Resources and other land use matters.
Services to Clients
Ms. Kemp represents her clients before city and county governments, water agencies, fire districts, and other local and state agencies such as the California Coastal Commission and Regional Water Quality Control Board. Typical land use matters include:
Quiet title actions
Certificates of compliance
Lot line adjustments
Development permits for the construction of homes, commercial and agricultural buildings
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues
Monterey County Bar Association
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Monterey County Barristers (past member, Board of Directors)
Monterey County Women Lawyers Association
JD, Monterey College of Law, 1988
Heisler Moot Court finalist; Recipient of the Corpus Juris Secundum Award
BA, with honors, University of California Santa Cruz, 1973
Community Service Activities
Ms. Kemp is a Board Member for the Carmel Bach Festival, and also head of its Development Committee. She served on the Boards of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Salinas Valley Leaderhship Group for several years. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Monterey County Legal Services.
Other Experience Highlights
Ms. Kemp is a member of the Monterey County General Plan “Refinement Group,” an advisory group which worked with Monterey County on drafting the County’s General Plan for land use.