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Assisting clients on a broad range of California water rights matters, Jessica Diaz’s practice encompasses water rights litigation and transactions, counsel on compliance with state surface water regulations, and preparation and filing of reports with the State Water Resources Control Board. Jessica works with both water providers and private property owners on land use and water regulatory matters, including issues related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Coastal Act, and local land use law. She also assists on general public law matters, including counsel to various water districts and the City of Carpinteria.
Prior to her legal career Jessica worked in both state and local government and her familiarity with public agency work supports her ability to advise clients on regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Jessica clerked for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger. She also worked as a summer law clerk for a San Francisco law firm and for the California Attorney General’s Natural Resources Section.
Counsel to a broad group of agricultural stakeholders in the Salinas Valley providing assistance with the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency that includes significant participation by the agricultural groundwater users within the valley.
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Prior Appropriation Water Law Made Simple
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Green v. Gray Infrastructure in Land Use and Development
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California Municipal Law Handbook 2016
Attorney Reviewer, CEB Municipal Law Handbook, 2016 Update
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Where Do We Stand in the Quest for Sustainable Groundwater Management?Brownstein Client Alert, April 12, 2016
Information is Power: What do the State’s New Water Reporting Requirements Mean for You?Brownstein Client Alert, March 29, 2016
Brownstein's Annual California Water Rights Compliance ChecklistBrownstein Client Alert, January 26, 2016
Handling the Application, Lease, Transfer and Sale of Water Rights
Speaker, Water Rights in California Seminar, National Business Institute, Fresno and Bakersfield, January 2016
A Forest Divided: Minard Run Oil Co. v. U.S. Forest Service and the Battle Over Private Oil and Gas Rights on Public Lands
Author, Ecology Law Quarterly, March 1, 2013
Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach: California Supreme Court Answers More Than “Paper or Plastic?” in Major Decision on Corporate Standing Under CEQA
Author, Ecology Law Quarterly, March 1, 2012
2018 Water Leader, Water Education Foundation
Land Use Law Writing Award
Best Petitioner Brief and Quarterfinalist, 2014 McBaine Moot Court Competition