Flood Protection Law

  • Acting as General Counsel for the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency and Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority, advancing over $700 million in flood protection projects.
  • Representing a non-Federal sponsor during a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board, including development of presentation and discussion of residual risk management.
  • Defending twelve separate actions filed by over 800 claimants affected by the 1986 floods, with continuing representation in the Courts of Appeals.
  • Representing the Cities of Burlington and Mt. Vernon (Washington State) in an appeal of a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Representing large landowner against the State and local flood district following 1997 floods, resulting in significant settlement resolving all issues.

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