Eleanor M. Ord is senior counsel in the Los Angeles office whose practice focuses on civil litigation and land use law.
Eleanor's litigation practice focuses on general civil litigation and federal and state court litigation of environmental claims related to land use, water quality, air quality, and hazardous materials brought under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Eleanor also has substantial experience in land use and project development, assisting clients with complex projects from inception through approval. She has represented clients in securing land use entitlements on a variety of commercial, residential, and mixed-use development projects in jurisdictions throughout California. She also advises clients on environmental compliance and has experience with CEQA, the Subdivision Map Act, the California Coastal Act, the Ellis Act, and the Brown Act.
Before joining Allen Matkins, Eleanor served as legislative assistant to Representative John Linder of Georgia's 7th Congressional District and as associate staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules. She also served as district field manager for Representative William Thomas of California's 22nd Congressional District.
- State Bar of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
Eleanor obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was the article editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Eleanor was a judicial extern for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned her B.A., with honors, from Stanford University.