Carmichael Clark has a significant core group of attorneys knowledgeable and experienced with water rights and water resources law. The firm represents municipalities, developers, farmers and individual property owners in all manner of water related issues, including water resource planning, permitting, service, transfers, sales, conveyances, litigation, and negotiated resolutions.
We have a strong record of success in achieving creative water solutions to meet to our client’s objectives in a cost effective manner. From ground water to surface water, permitted to exempt wells, wholesale water transfers to foreign water transfers, we have helped municipalities serve constituents, farmers grow crops, and landowners build houses.
Water law in the state of Washington is complex and rapidly evolving. Numerous statutes, regulations, and particularly case law, are often involved in addressing even relatively straightforward questions. In addition, it is vital to have a solid foundation in understanding tribal water rights under various applicable doctrines. Our firm’s extensive experience and commitment to staying abreast of changes in state and local water laws, and tribal rights, enables us to often identify novel approaches leading to the best result for our clients.