Water Rights

The firm represents American Indian tribes in litigation and negotiation to establish and protect rights to water necessary to meet their present and future needs for domestic, commercial and cultural purposes.  The firm has expertise in cases involving rights to river flows, groundwater and consumptive uses.  We have represented tribes in efforts to obtain environmental mitigation measures in hydroelectric project relicensing proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public agency commissions.  These cases are often multi-party matters involving complex technical and legal issues, and the firm’s extensive experience has made it a leader in this field of Indian law.