Somach Simmons and Dunn, Attorneys at Law Somach Simmons & Dunn | Attorneys at Law


Clients (Partial List)

  • Byron Bethany Irrigation District
  • Central Valley Project Water Association
  • City of Stockton
  • City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department
  • Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
  • Klamath Water Users Association
  • Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
  • State of Texas

Somach Simmons & Dunn’s litigation practice represents the ideal combination of deep subject matter expertise and tenacious, effective litigation and trial skills. While many law firms have either practice area expertise or a solid litigation reputation, our firm enters every piece of litigation with both natural resources knowledge—that is itself hard to match—alongside a strong record of successful litigation.

Whether it is an administrative proceeding, bench trial, jury trial, or alternative dispute resolution, Somach Simmons & Dunn litigators have reached favorable results for many clients in practice areas that run the gamut from environmental, water rights, water quality, air quality, and areas such as CEQA/NEPA and citizen suit defense.

The firm’s lawyers have appeared before the U.S. and California Supreme Courts,  many federal and state appellate courts, trial courts, and nearly every environmental administrative agency in the state. The firm is currently representing clients in two separate original jurisdiction interstate water disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court.

A quality that sets our lawyers apart from many others is the commitment to examine litigation at every stage and make strategic business recommendations about strategies, as well as the merits of pursuing litigation. We maintain a keen understanding of the business and personal toll that litigation takes, and while our firm’s litigators are exceptionally skilled at aggressively taking tough cases to trial, the firm also aggressively seeks solutions that avoid litigation when client interests can still be served.