Water Law

“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting” is the shorthand description of water rights and allocation battles, particularly in the west. Ring Bender attorneys bring a wealth of both public and private sector experience in helping our clients navigate the complexities of water law. Our attorneys have worked on complex water cases and issues throughout the west, including in California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, but also in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia.

Due to our experiences with helping water users large and small, public and private, we are able to effectively aid our clients in all aspects of obtaining, marketing, and defending water rights. In addition, our extensive environmental and natural resource experience makes us uniquely qualified to address any complications that may arise from the intersections of water law with other regulatory requirements, from the Endangered Species Act to the Clean Water Act.