Water Law

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Partner
David R. E. Aladjem Photo
David Aladjem helps clients throughout California manage and resolve water resources management problems, especially those at the intersection of water rights, endangered species, and CEQA/NEPA.

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Senior Associate
Samuel E. Bivins Photo
Clients facing complex water rights disputes and environmental litigation turn to Sam Bivins for his strong analytical skills, persuasive advocacy, and strategic approach to problem solving. 

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Counsel
David E. Cameron Photo
David Cameron brings a thoughtful, detailed, and aggressive approach to each matter he handles, resulting in efficiency and success for water clients statewide.  

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Of Counsel, Consulting General Counsel
Dan L. Carroll Photo
Dan Carroll has represented both private industry and public sector firm clients for over twenty years before the California Public Utilities Commission, primarily in matters related to regulation of electricity, natural gas, water, and transportation.

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Partner
Andrea P. Clark Photo
Andrea Clark has a practice focused on water rights and flood control, serving as general counsel to a variety of public agencies from local reclamation districts and water districts to regional joint powers authorities.

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Senior Associate
Natalie C. Kirkish Photo
Natalie Kirkish has dedicated her career to environmental law and public service in order to solve complex environmental challenges for her private and public agency clients.

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Senior Associate
Benjamin C. Lee Photo
Benjamin Lee is an experienced litigator with a focus on complex and high-stakes land use and environmental matters. Public entities and private clients rely on Ben for his zealous advocacy, focused analytical abilities, and pragmatic approach to handling cases.

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Partner
Christian L. Marsh Photo
Public agencies and private companies turn to Christian Marsh for advice on regulatory and land use entitlement issues governing real estate developments, ground and surface water supply projects, renewable and non-renewable energy facilities, mining operations and processing plants, and port and waterfront developments.

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Partner
Meredith E. Nikkel Photo
Meredith Nikkel tackles water and environmental disputes with the discerning eye of a litigator and the innovative thinking of a problem solver.

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Partner
Kevin M. O'Brien Photo
Kevin O’Brien assists clients throughout California in water rights, water quality, endangered species and environmental matters.  His clients include private landowners, water districts, cities, counties, real estate developers, wineries and mining companies.

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Counsel
Christopher I. Rendall-Jackson Photo
Christopher Rendall-Jackson draws on his experience with environmental law, white-collar defense, and securities enforcement and litigation to assist clients with multifaceted environmental litigation and enforcement matters.

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Of Counsel
Steven P. Saxton Photo
For nearly 30 years, public agencies, businesses and agricultural landowners have looked to Steve Saxton to successfully handle water, resources, and land use litigation and representation in both private negotiations and in state and federal courts throughout California.

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Managing Partner
Scott L. Shapiro Photo
Scott Shapiro is highly regarded for his expertise representing public agencies in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley and the West, as well as his successful track record on issues of water rights and water supplies.

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