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Areas

Education

  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., 2008)

Industry

  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Northern Cal. Assoc. of Water Agencies

Brittany K. Johnson
Associate

Brittany K. Johnson has quickly become a valued resource for Somach Simmons & Dunn’s water quality and water litigation clients. She works directly with clients providing general legal advice on public agency matters, renewing water quality permits, helping to maintain permit compliance, and litigating water issues.

She works with public entities on the renewal of Clean Water Act permits for publicly owned wastewater treatment plants. Outside of permit renewal, she helps treatment plants with compliance issues and addresses problems that occur, helping them to avoid permit violations.

Brittany is well-versed in litigating disputes that arise from the management and implementation of water rights. She works with clients with water rights in California, Arizona, and Texas and has experience helping to litigate issues involving the operation and management of the Sacramento River and the Colorado River.  Her client work requires her to be adept at balancing a multitude of state and federal issues that impact water rights holders and contractors, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and reclamation law.

Prior to practicing natural resources law and litigation, Brittany served as a law clerk to the Honorable Laura D. Millman at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters, where she had the unique experience of working on Vaccine Act claims—an experience that required her to not only understand the substantive issues involved but to deal with a wide range of people as they navigated the court system.

A native of Arizona, Brittany spends her time outside of work running and cycling on the trails in Sacramento and finding other outdoor adventures in Northern California.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., 2008)

Industry

  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • Northern Cal. Assoc. of Water Agencies