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Somach Simmons & Dunn and its team of professionals have had the honor of serving an amazing client base on water, natural resources, and environmental law and policy across the western United States for more than 30 years. From its landmark work in the Klamath Basin, to representation of the State of Texas in interstate compact litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, to enhancing economic vitality in California and throughout the western United States, the firm has remained at the forefront of its practice.
Somach Simmons & Dunn is uniquely qualified to provide its clients with a broad array of services and counsel for transactional, regulatory compliance and litigation matters.
Somach Simmons & Dunn provides a unique combination of experience in the fields of water, natural resources, environmental, public land, public agency, toxics and hazardous waste, and land development law. Firm attorneys are skilled and experienced in all phases of civil litigation before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, the firm’s attorneys regularly represent clients in state and federal administrative proceedings, and before municipalities and other local agencies. Somach Simmons & Dunn attorneys work closely together to provide their private and public agency clients with the benefit of their collective experience, which comprises decades of private law firm practice, as well as prior positions at the federal, state, and local levels including: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of Agriculture; the U.S. Congress; and state Attorney General offices.
Somach Simmons & Dunn’s public sector clients include cities, counties, joint powers agencies, water and irrigation districts, and public utility districts. Private sector clients include development interests, water companies and other investor-owned utilities, farmers, ranchers, oil companies, small power producers, ski resorts, and non-profit associations comprised of water, sanitation, and agricultural interests. Somach Simmons & Dunn maintains a practice throughout California, as well as in Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Texas. We assist clients in state capitals and Washington, D.C. With specific practice areas in nearly every environmental area of law, Somach Simmons & Dunn has built a powerhouse natural resources-focused law firm with a national reputation.
Somach Simmons & Dunn is notable for its creative approaches to delivering results on behalf of its clients. Firm attorneys provide practical advice. We negotiate with local, state, and federal regulatory agency personnel, and client adversaries, in order to develop workable solutions to difficult issues. When negotiation efforts are not successful, the firm is capable of employing all available options, including alternative dispute resolution and litigation, in order to obtain the best possible results for its clients.