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.
- KRRC Newsletter regarding Klamath Dam Removal
- Berkey Williams LLP Welcomes Indian Law Fellow Siena Kalina
- Berkey Williams LLP Welcomes Senior Associate Michele Fahley
- Curtis Berkey, Erica Costa and Aviva Simon author “Revitalizing Stewardship and Use of Tribal Traditional Properties: Options for Improving California Policy and Law in State-Managed Lands and Waters.”
- Onondaga Nation Prevails in Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Proceeding; Secures Admissibility Decision on Land Rights Petition