Erin Carlstrom - Cannabis Lawyer

Associate Attorney

Erin Carlstrom

About Erin Carlstrom

Erin Carlstrom is an associate attorney with the Rogoway Law Group. Erin has worked as the firm’s compliance and land use attorney since 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Erin served as a City Council Member for the City of Santa Rosa, where she twice chaired the Cannabis Policy subcommittee, and ushered in major policy reforms on behalf of patients and local operators.

Erin graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and an emphasis on American Government. She earned her law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she earned honors on the moot court team, trained in international dispute resolution in Geneva, Switzerland and London, UK., and worked for the US department of Justice.

Since joining the firm, she has focused her practice on compliance, government relations, and land use issues throughout California. Her work has helped clients achieve their entitlements in communities all over the state, and has been responsible for major policy shifts, enabling increased patient access and opportunities for business growth.

Erin lives in Santa Rosa with her son and daughter.

Practice Areas
  • Government relations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Local Permitting
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California
  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Yale University (B.A., Political Science, 2005)

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Professional Experience
  • Le + Pelletier, LLP, Principal/Partner (2009 - 2013)
  • Beyond Lucid Technologies, In House Counsel (2011 - 2013)
  • Anderson & Le, LLP, Clerk/Associate (2008 - 2009)
  • United States Attorney's Office, Extern (2002 - 2008)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Legal Clerk (Summer 2007)
  • The Metzger Law Group, Research Clerk (2007)
  • Screen Actor's Guild, Legal Extern (2007)
  • Senator Barbara Boxer, Intern (2006)
  • New American Freedom Summer, Research Assistant (2005)
  • Law Offices of Kathleen B, Clerk (2002)
Speaking Engagements
  • Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2016, "All Politics Is Local," June 2016
  • Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2016, "Developing Political Allies," June 2016
  • Elevated Cannabis Compliance Conference, "Regulatory Agencies—Who Does What,” April 2016.
Awards & Recognition
  • Forty Under Forty Honoree, 2013
  • Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year Nominee, 2012
  • Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year Nominee, 2013
Memberships & Associations
  • Santa Rosa City Council (2012)
  • City of Santa Rosa, Vice Mayor (2012 - 2013)
  • Santa Rosa Measure O Oversight committee (2011 - 2012)
  • Santa Rosa Planning Commission (2009 - 2010)
  • Redwood Business Alliance, President (2009 - 2011)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association’s Barrister’s Section, Co-Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Certificate, Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy (2009 - 2010)
  • Certificate Program for Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute (2005 - 2008)

Contact Erin Carlstrom

707 526-0420