Palmer represents public and private clients in water rights litigation matters. He was previously a Summer Associate in the firm’s Sacramento office.
Before joining Somach Simmons & Dunn, Palmer researched regulations and proposed solutions for coastal and aquaculture issues while serving as a fellow for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Law Planning and Policy Center, and worked on eminent domain cases as an intern with the Colorado River Commission within the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.
Beyond the workplace, Palmer is an avid outdoorsman, having completed the Wind River Wilderness Mountaineering NOLS course. When he is not skiing or camping, he takes his well-earned survival skills indoors for a friendly game of poker or watching televised UNC Tar Heels basketball games.
Represented a California water district in litigation regarding irrigation canal easement and other land use issues.
Represented a state in the United States Supreme Court regarding water rights issues.
Advised a water authority on policy and legislative matters.
Represented an Oregon water association in an Endangered Species Act matter.