Hugh Hewitt | Partner
Hugh Hewitt’s practice is focused on advising clients regarding Federal and State endangered species law, land use law and environmental law, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). He is also a law professor and broadcast journalist with a nationally-syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities across the United States.
Professor Hewitt has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Professor Hewitt is a frequent guest and commentator on CNN, Fox News Network, including The Sean Hannity Show, and MSNBC and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Professor Hewitt received three Emmys for his work as co-host of the ground-breaking Life & Times program, a nightly news and public affairs program that aired on Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET, from 1992 to 2007. In addition, Professor Hewitt conceived and hosted the 1996 PBS series Searching for God in America, and is the author of a dozen books, including two New York Times best-sellers.
The Hugh Hewitt Radio Show has an estimated audience of more than 2 million listeners each week. Since its debut in July 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted ground-breaking interviews with government officials from both major political parties as well as respected analysts, authors and pundits. In a 2006 profile published in The New Yorker magazine, the dean of Columbia University School of Journalism called Professor Hewitt “the most influential conservative you have never heard of.” Professor Hewitt is a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com and also writes daily for his blog, HughHewitt.com, which is among the most-visited political blogs in the country.
Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorney Generals. Since returning to California in 1989 to oversee the construction of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Professor Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission. He also passionately follows the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State and Notre Dame.
University of Michigan Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1983),
Order of the Coif
Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1978)