Environmental & Water

Clifford & Brown specializes in regulatory compliance and litigation matters on behalf of its business, energy and agricultural clients. The firm provides knowledgeable and experienced advice in matters effecting the environment, natural resources and water rights.

The firm’s environmental law attorneys provide essential environmental advice regarding federal and state environmental programs, including:


  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Fuels handling & transportation
  • CEQA
  • Environmental Crimes Defense
  • Real estate transfers
  • Zoning & land use
  • Toxic Torts
  • Farming & dairy wastewater
  • Fluids transmission & pipelines
  • Petroleum refining
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Pollution & contamination


Clifford & Brown, whose attorneys have unparalleled litigation experience, has also developed a specialized practice in the protection of water rights. The firm’s involvement in major water litigation cases provides the experience and insight necessary to properly assess and litigate water rights disputes. Clifford & Brown’s water law attorneys assist landowner and municipal clients with a wide variety of water rights issues including:


  • Groundwater rights & adjudication
  • Water entitlement disputes
  • Water Assessments & Verifications
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Riparian & appropriative rights
  • Water District operation
  • CEQA
  • Water supply & quality


Please visit our Attorneys’ biographies to learn more about the skills and experience each is ready to offer you or your business, or feel free to contact us to discuss how Clifford & Brown can meet your personal or business needs.