J.D., 2009, University of Texas School of Law
B.S., 2004, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., 2004, University of California at Berkeley


U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Previous Experience


Member, Water Education Foundation, Water Leaders Class of 2012

Contributing Editor, Association of California Water Agencies' Summary of Appellate Cases Decided by the Court, 2010

Editor in Chief, Texas Environmental Law Journal, 2008-2009

President, Texas Law Fellowships, 2008-2009


Santa Barbara County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Vice President, Board of Directors, Page Youth Center

Courtney A. Davis

Courtney represents public and private sector clients in the water industry. Her practice covers a broad range of water issues, including water rights permitting, regulatory compliance, and basin management planning.

During law school, Courtney gained practical legal experience, especially in the areas of water law and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), through her summer associate positions at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Remy Thomas Moose and Manley. Courtney also served as a law clerk for the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin, Texas.

Prior to attending law school, Courtney was an associate project manager for River Rock Development Company in Sacramento, California where she worked with land developers, homebuilders, and public agencies on real estate and land use issues. 

Courtney is conversationally fluent in German.

Representative Matters

Represent Children's Museum of Santa Barbara on real estate, land use, redevelopment, and CEQA issues associated with the construction of a 17,000 square foot museum, designed to LEED Silver standards, in the City of Santa Barbara's downtown El Pueblo Viejo Landmark District.
Representing Golden State Water Company in adjudication of the Los Osos groundwater basin in California, including development of a Basin Plan. The Basin Plan is an innovative water resources plan that includes significant projects related to urban water use efficiency improvements, groundwater treatment, water reuse and recycling, prevention of seawater intrusion and establishment of a water market and watermaster.


Case Studies


Land Use
Public Lands

Case Studies

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