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Water Law - Directory of Practitioners


Steven Anderson
Best Best & Keieger, LLP

Best Best & Krieger, LLP is a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys in nine offices across California and in Washington, D.C., The firm delivers effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals. BB&K is comprised of highly regarded lawyers focusing on virtually all practices of law. The firm serves as city attorney to more than 30 cities across California and as general and special counsel to special districts that focus on water, transportation, regional planning and resource conservation. For more than 100 years the firm has provided broad representation on complex legal areas such as environmental and natural resources law.


Christina Bruff
Law and Resource Planning Associates, P.C.

Law & Resource Planning Associates, P.C. (LRPA) is a full service law firm representing Clients throughout New Mexico and in the neighboring states of Arizona, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma. LRPA’s unique legal talent and experience lie in the areas of natural resource, water and environmental law and related litigation. As an “AV” rated firm, LRPA enjoys Martindale–Hubbell’s highest rating.
LRPA’s Attorneys and Staff are committed to providing legal services specifically tailored to each Client’s individual needs. LRPA employs a multidisciplinary approach in providing legal services. To this end, Clients’ legal issues are analyzed simultaneously from both a legal and technical perspective. Our experience with this blended approach consistently results in issue-narrowing, comprehensive strategizing, and anticipation of rebuttal needs – all of which translate into faster and more efficient problem solving and Client cost savings.


Steven Clyde, Esq.
Clyde Snow & Sessions

Clyde Snow & Sessions, a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon, is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Our legal expertise spans a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah’s premier water law firm, Clyde Snow attorneys are well respected in a broad range of litigation matters including white collar criminal defense, government and independent investigations, employment law, securities, complex business litigation, trusts and estates, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters, and domestic relations. Clyde Snow lawyers understand that certain situations call for experience, connections and expertise that reach beyond legal advice and counsel to achieve the best results for their clients.


Michael Davis
Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC

With a 104-year track record of winning strategies, Gresham Savage is a leading business, litigation, real estate, environmental and land use law firm in Southern California. The firm’s over 50 attorneys, practicing in offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles, provide focused, cost-effective legal services to regional, national, and international companies.
Gresham Savage has a reputation for toughness, relentless execution, and exceptional results across a broad array of practice areas.
Gresham Savage’s expertise extends to employment, environmental, health care, land use, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, real estate, transactional, and trusts and estates, and many other areas. We represent clients from many sectors, including mining, railways, transportation, real estate, retail and commercial development, redevelopment, health care, financial services, hospitality, energy, utilities, construction and banking.


Prof. Brian Gray
Emeritus Professor of Law UC Hastings College of Law


Arthur Littleworth, Esq.
Best Best & Krieger, LLP


Sarah Mack
Tupper Mack Wells, PLLC

Tupper Mack Wells PLLC, in the area of water law, represents public sector and private sector clients in water resource planning and development. Our work includes water right permitting, due diligence for water right acquisition, water right transfers, water system plan updates, mitigation, watershed planning, adjudication, and appeals. The firm also assists utilities, businesses, associations and local governments with water quality permitting and compliance. We represent clients in several complex disputes involving stormwater regulation and NPDES permits.

Wesley Miliband
Stoel Rives, LLP

Stoel Rives LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 34 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” survey.


Meredith Nikkel
Downey Brand, LLP

Clients turn to Downey Brand for efficient and practical legal advice. We have built a reputation of understanding the industries and businesses of our clients and working with them to advance their business goals. Founded in California’s capital city of Sacramento, Downey Brand is strategically positioned to serve clients in business, natural resources and litigation matters throughout California, Northern Nevada and beyond. As a preeminent full-service law firm, we offer counsel in more than 25 areas of civil practice including water, agriculture, corporate, civil litigation, business planning, bankruptcy, employment, construction, real estate, trusts and estates and family law. We focus on providing these services to public corporations, governmental entities, privately held companies, family-owned businesses and individuals. Our clients’ industries include financial institutions, agricultural producers, forest products, retail, construction, real estate, public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Paul Noto
Patrick Miller & Noto, PC

For over 30 years, Patrick Miller & Noto has been a leading water rights law firm that provides innovative solutions to our numerous and diverse clients who depend on water. We understand the critical need for water in various industries, including agriculture, municipal water, resort development and various businesses, and we have expertise in litigation as well as out of court negotiation in order to find the best and most cost effective solutions for our client’s water related needs. When looking for a water lawyer it’s important to hire a water attorney and firm, which only practices in the water field.
One of the firm’s founding partners, Ramsey Kropf, was recently appointed as the Deputy Solicitor for Water, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, D.C. Our firm name has been changed to reflect Ramsey’s move from the private sector.


Daniel O’Hanlon
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, LLC

Kronick is a full-service law firm with a dedicated legal team of more than 40 attorneys that collectively represent a large and diverse mix of private business and public sector clients throughout California in over 25 legal disciplines.

Since its founding in 1959, Kronick has been recognized statewide for its unsurpassed expertise in water rights and water resources law. Our accomplished team of water attorneys advise clients on the multitude of laws and regulations that govern water use in California. Kronick successfully assists both public and private entities in obtaining, developing and protecting their rights to quality, reliable water supplies. Increasingly, this involves negotiating complex regulatory and environmental laws that govern water diversion, use and management.


Harvey Sheldon
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

At Hinshaw, our team of lawyers can provide a wide variety of sophisticated legal advice and counsel. Hinshaw is a national law firm with approximately 500 lawyers. We offer a full-service practice, with an emphasis in litigation, corporate and business law, environmental, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, and wealth preservation and taxation matters. Our attorneys provide services to a range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in industries that include construction, financial services, health care, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Our clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools.
Hinshaw was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago. We have offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and London.

Amy Steinfeld, Esq.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Lee Storey
The Storey Lawyers, PLC

Our legal team has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal and business solutions for our clients.
We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.
The firm has unparalleled expertise in the areas of environment law and water rights, and Indian law issues. The firm also represents clients in the areas of: acquisitions and divestitures; business law; climate change and sustainability; commercial litigation; corporate and contractual disputes; corporate governance; drafting of commercial contracts; environment and natural resources; joint ventures and strategic alliances and licensing.


Daniel Timmons
Marten Law, PLLC

Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting. We focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country. This has allowed our firm to represent clients in some of the most important energy and environmental matters nationally, including: Permitting the first clean coal plant designed to capture 90% of its emissions and sequester captured carbon dioxide into the ground; Resolving claims in the largest environmental bankruptcy proceeding in history; Representing controversial public and private development projects, including airports, mines, and wind developments; and Initiating and defending rate challenges for major power consumers.


Andrew Waldera
Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC

With offices in Boise, Twin Falls and Challis, our team serves the diverse needs of clients throughout Southern and Central Idaho. Sawtooth Law is strategically located to provide superior service to producers and organizations related to Idaho’s key resources – agriculture, natural resources, recreation, and water.
Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Idaho and Washington, and before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Moreover, our attorneys have unique experience in handling legislation at the Idaho statehouse and water rights matters in the Snake River Basin Adjudication and before the Idaho Department of Water Resources.