Davin Widgerow, Esq.
Davin Widgerow is an environmental lawyer whose work is focused on toxic contamination remediation. He earned his BA (Political Science) from Berkeley, and his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Davin was admitted to the California Bar in 2011. He began his law career interning for a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and advocating for disabled individuals.
Davin serves on the Steering Committee for Sierra Club San Diego, which is tasked with coordinating Club projects, activities, finances, and administration. He also serves as Chair of the Political Committee, which engages political candidates and environmental activists to further Sierra Club's conservation efforts. Davin is also overseeing the local chapter's internship programs and social media initiatives.
Davin was nominated by San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez in February 2015 to serve on the City's Community Forest Advisory Board, and was appointed to the Board by Mayor Kevin Faulconer in June 2015. The Community Forest Advisory Board is charged with overseeing the city's urban forest, and thereby creating an attractive and ecologically healthy urban environment.
Davin was born and raised in South Africa, where he grew up hiking in the mountains with his grandfather. He remains an active hiker who has hiked in over 18 national parks and monuments across the US, and he has also explored many of San Diego County's hiking trails. Davin has been inspired by John Muir, Edward Abbey, Theodore Roosevelt, and David Brower, and is passionate about devoting his skills and energies to protecting the Earth.