Stephanie represents the interests of all water users in a variety of water supply, water right and environmental litigation matters, in both administrative and judicial venues, at trial and on appeal. In the surface water context, she has prosecuted numerous matters before the California State Water Resources Control Board and has represented water users in administrative proceedings and state court litigation involving the Kern River in Kern County, the San Juan Valley Basin in Orange County, the San Luis Rey Valley Basin in San Diego County, the Salinas River in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County, and the Colorado River.
Stephanie’s experience also includes representation of major stakeholders in many of California’s adjudicated groundwater basins, including the Beaumont, Central, Goleta, Main San Gabriel, Mojave, Santa Maria, San Fernando, Six and West Coast Basins, as well as numerous unadjudicated basins throughout the state. In federal court, she represented the interests of a lessee of tribal lands overlying the Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin.
Her published appellate decisions include:
- Water Replenishment Dist. v. City of Cerritos (2012) 202 Cal.App.4th 1063 (review denied)
- Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary v. Golden State Water Co. (2011) 199 Cal.App.4th 658 (review denied)
- City of Barstow v. Mojave Water Agency (2000) 23 Cal.4th 1224
- Metropolitan Water Dist. of Southern California v. Imperial Irr. Dist. (2000) 80 Cal.App.4th 1403