Lead trial counsel in federal district court water rights adjudication including Native American claims to the Pojoaque, Nambe and Tesuque stream system.
United States and State of New Mexico v. Aamodt, et al. 10.26.2016
2016-NMSC-__ (No. 35,446, Sept. 22, 2016)
New Mexico State Engineer v. Diamond K Ranch, LLC, et al. 09.22.2016
2014-NMSC-006, 319 P.3d 639
Rayellen Res., Inc., v. N.M. Cultural Props. Review Comm. 07.26.2014
2011-NMCA-011, 149 N.M. 484
Bounds v. State of New Mexico 07.26.2011
Co-counsel and appellate counsel in complex Endangered Species Act litigation concerning water operations by federal agencies on the Rio Grande and the effect on threatened and endangered species. Lead negotiator in the development of landmark Conservation Water Agreement and Emergency Drought Water Agreement.
Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, et al. v. Martinez, et al. 03.26.2010
2006-NMCA-109, 140 N.M. 284, cert. quashed, 142 N.M. 17
Cruz v. FTS Construction, Inc. 07.26.2006
2003-NMCA-082, 134 N.M. 1, cert. denied, 134 N.M. 123
Blackwell v. Lurie 07.26.2003
2001-NMCA-47, 27 P.3d 984
Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club v. New Mexico Mining Commission 07.26.2001
Lead trial counsel in federal district court water rights adjudication including Native American claims to the Jemez River.
United States and State of New Mexico v. Tom Abouslemen, et al 08.15.1995
Lead trial and lead appellate counsel in case which gained national notoriety as the Milagro Beanfield War case.
Ensenada Land and Water Users Association v. Sleeper 07.26.1988
Co-counsel in federal court cases involving federal commerce clause, New Mexico’s groundwater export statutes, and proposed interstate transfer of water.
City of El Paso v. Reynolds I and II 07.26.1983