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August 15, 2019  |  Written by Somach Simmons & Dunn

Stuart Somach, Tess Dunham, and Sarah Klahn Named in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2020

We’re pleased to announce that shareholders Stuart Somach, Tess Dunham, and Sarah Klahn have been named among the top lawyers nationwide in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© directory.

Inclusion is considered a singular honor, as Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Founding shareholder Stuart Somach first appeared on th list in 1995.

Stuart Somach
Best Lawyers, Sacramento
Water Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law
Lawyer of the Year, Water Law, Sacramento (2019, 2016, 2011)
Lawyer of the Year, Natural Resources Law, Sacramento (2014)

Tess Dunham
Best Lawyers, Sacramento
Water Law, Environmental Law

Sarah Klahn
Best Lawyers, Denver
Water Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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