Placer Land Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Roseville resident Charles Leininger to our Board of Directors.
Charles is a founding partner with Merus Law, APC located in Roseville. His law practice focuses on the areas of family law and estate planning, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Prior to co-founding Merus Law, he gained experience as an associate working for several local law firms. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section for the past two years, and he is also a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
Aside from his law practice, Charles is also active within the community. He is on the Leadership Council with Ignite Leaders, a division of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s economic development department. He is also a member of the Metro Edge, a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber. In 2014, he was a finalist for the “Young Professional of the Year”, an award given by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce.
“Having lived in cities much of my life, I feel compelled to preserve the beauty and abundance of nature. Placer Land Trust’s work in conserving wilderness and natural lands in Placer County inspired me to join its Board of Directors,” explains Leininger. “I look forward to enhancing the community’s awareness of PLT, particularly through their current Trails & Recreation Campaign, so that others can be inspired as I have been.”
Charles attended the University of Southern California earning a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. He then went on to Pepperdine University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2006. While at Pepperdine University, he served as an Associate Editor with the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ). He was elected as a representative to the Student Bar Association, where he organized numerous social and charitable events, including the 1st Annual Pepperdine School of Law Charity Poker Tournament. While in school, he received many awards and academic scholarships.
“We are excited to have a young professional of Charles’ caliber join our board” said Placer Land Trust Board President Fred Yeager. “We hope his leadership experience and connections will help engage and inspire the next generation to share in his passion for the outdoors.”
Charles likes to travel and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountain bike riding.