Alice L. Ramsey, an attorney at California Power Law Group, PC (CalPLG), with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego, focuses on transactional and transportation matters. She provides advisory, transactional, and litigation services to her clients. Alice emphasizes working collaboratively with involved parties, encouraging consensus building, rather than litigation.
With over 27 years of experience, Alice represents a broad range of clients, including public agencies, utilities, and private entities. The scope of her experience includes contract negotiations, analysis and application of state and federal laws and regulations, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), right of way acquisition, eminent domain, labor compliance, Public Records Act, Joint Powers Agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, Cooperative Agreements, administrative proceedings, trial and appellate work. Alice was previously a Senior Deputy Attorney for Caltrans.
- Contract issues
- Environmental compliance
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Right of way/eminent domain
- Uniform Act
- Utility Relocations
- Prevailing Wage/Labor Compliance
- Air Space
- Buy America compliance for federally funded projects
Selected Project Experience
Gerald Desmond Bridge–Port of Long Beach. Caltrans attorney securing utility agreements for the Gerald Desmond Bridge, a $1.3 billion project between Caltrans, the Port of Long Beach, LA Metro Transportation Authority and FHWA. The project involved multiple agreements for major relocations of Southern California Edison (SCE) utility facilities and transmission towers and for the other utility owners.
State Route 91Congestion Improvement Project (CIP)—Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). Nationally recognized Design-Build project with a multitude of utility relocations which were required for the $636 million project. Representing the state, Alice negotiated utility agreements with RCTC and utility owners for timely execution, which was required for CTC funding of project.
Cordelia I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Project—Fairfield and Solano County $750 million transportation corridor improvement project that was on a critical timeline in order to award the construction contract. Instrumental in working with Solano County Transportation Authority (STA), Pacific Gas & Electric Utility (PG&E), AT&T and FHWA (Washington/California) to insure that utility agreements in compliance with Buy America requirements for federal funding.
Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP)—Instrumental legal member for Caltrans, working with South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County on a $34 million highway improvement project. Negotiated agreements with El Dorado County for right of way and project completion.
- J.D.- Loyola Law School
- B.S.- University of Georgia
- California State Bar (1987)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Caltrans Superior Accomplishment Award for exceptional contributions to improving state government
- Federal Judicial Extern for the late U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon, Central District of California
- WTS- Women’s Transportation Seminar
- AWWEE- The Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment
- IRWA- International Right of Way Association- Chapter 27