Gregory D. Thatch, Partner

Gregory D. Thatch founded the Law Offices of Gregory D. Thatch in 1977, which subsequently became Thatch & Hooper, LLP in 2022. Mr. Thatch represents clients throughout California in a multitude of land use, real estate, environmental and public agency matters. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1974, he is licensed to practice before all State Courts of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Thatch has established a major presence throughout California and in Washington, D.C. Viewed as an expert in matters of land use and environmental law, he has represented many clients before regional, state and federal regulatory agencies and been involved in significant environmental issues relating to the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and both the federal and state Endangered Species Acts.

In addition to addressing the needs of his numerous clients, Mr. Thatch is often called upon to speak and lecture on issues pertaining to land use entitlements, environmental regulation and endangered species protection. His advice is often sought on matters of state and federal legislation, and he has testified before Congress on such matters as the reform of the Endangered Species Act.

Mr. Thatch has been recognized by his peers holding an A/V Martindale-Hubbell rating and being recognized as "Best of the Bar" by the Sacramento Business Journal, a "Top Lawyer" by Sacramento Magazine, as well as being identified as a Super Lawyer for Northern California.

Over the past 45 years, Mr. Thatch and the firm have actively participated in and supported a variety of community service organizations and projects. Mr. Thatch served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Community College Foundation, serving as Chairman from 1991 through 1998. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Southern California's School of Public Policy and founded and served as President of the Los Rios Foundation, supporting the Los Rios Community College District. In addition, Mr. Thatch serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, and served on the Board of Directors of the Junior Statesman Foundation, a nationally based program encouraging high school students to pursue careers in government service.  Mr. Thatch has also served on the Foundation Board for Bowling Green State University, his alma-mater.  He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and member of of the ULI District Council.

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mr. Thatch received his B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University in 1971 and his law degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1974. He moved to Sacramento in 1973 to serve as Executive Assistant to the President of California State University, Sacramento, a position he held until opening the firm.