Jeremy Talcott joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2016. He focuses on the fundamental rights of landowners to use and develop their property. Jeremy leads the Coastal Land Rights Project, which puts him routinely at odds with the California Coastal Commission—but he wouldn’t mind being contacted about any government abuses in Hawaii or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Some of his career highlights at PLF include forcing the mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, to publicly apologize for the city’s vendetta against the owners of a home painted like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and obtaining an opinion ordering just compensation for the owners of a small offshore island in Florida (that just happened to be named after their war hero father), after government regulations stripped all economic uses of the property.

Jeremy obtained his undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Central Florida, but for every minute he spent in classes, he spent five more playing guitar or bass in several noteworthy-for-their-obscurity rock and roll bands. A few tours across the country later, Jeremy realized he was spending all of his free time reading about the principles of liberty and decided to make a career out of it.

He graduated cum laude from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law in Orange, California, where he was president of the Federalist Society, senior articles editor of the Chapman Law Review, and “that guy who keeps trying to talk about the Constitution” on the Chapman Moot Court team. His two favorite parts of law school were externing for Judge Andrew J. Guilford in the Central District of California and getting the top grade in Administrative Law from his favorite professor.

Jeremy’s free time is almost never actually free, because he has 11-year-old twin boys and a golden retriever named Ripley (yes, as in Ellen Ripley, warrant officer of the Nostromo). But he will always find time to talk your ear off about freedom, guitars, or Nebraska football.

Jeremy is a member of the bar only in the state of California.