Water Law Attorney

  • by Lozano Smith
  • Jun 18, 2024

Job Location

Fresno, CA | Sacramento, CA

Application Deadline

08/17/2024

How to Apply

Submit your application via LinkedIn or send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: jobs@lozanosmith.com. For more information, visit lozanosmith.com/careers.


Are you an attorney with a passion for water law and its impact on public agencies and communities? Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to managing and protecting this vital resource? Lozano Smith is offering an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference.

As a Water Law Attorney at our firm, you’ll work on a diverse range of water-related legal matters. You will represent public agency clients in areas such as water rights disputes, regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, and stakeholder negotiations. Your expertise will play a crucial role in the allocation, management, and conservation of water resources in the regions we serve.

Examples of Essential Duties:

• Provide legal counsel on water rights matters, including adjudications, water transfers, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
• Assist clients in navigating environmental laws and regulations related to water quality, wetlands, and habitat preservation.
• Represent clients in water-related disputes, including negotiations, mediation, and, if necessary, litigation.
• Collaborate with public agencies and stakeholders to develop agreements for water supply, conservation, and infrastructure development.
• Conduct legal research and analysis of water-related issues to provide clients with informed recommendations.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with public agency clients, providing them with expert legal guidance.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
• Admission to the State Bar of California and in good standing.
• 3+ years of experience in water law, environmental law, or related fields.
• Strong legal research and writing skills.
• Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.

About Lozano Smith:
We are California’s premier public agency law firm. Partnering with school districts, community colleges, cities, counties and all types of public agencies is at the core of what we do. Our 30+ year commitment has positively impacted countless students and communities throughout California.

Spotlight on Culture
• Mentoring Program
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Child-Friendly Business Award Winner
• Blue Hat Project: Community Engagement Program
• Collaborative Environment
• No Jerks Rule

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Lozano Smith values diversity, and this is evident in the composition of our team.
• 75% of recently hired employees are female
• 57% of recently hired employees identify as a person of color
• 45% of our employees identify as a person of color
• 51% of partner attorneys are female.
• 59% of attorneys are female
• 65% of associate attorneys are female

Join the journey – it is rewarding each and every day.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary: $120,000 – $190,000/year

Lozano Smith is committed to providing all employees with meaningful, impactful work and the support needed to grow. We consider various factors, including skills, qualifications, and experience, among others. We offer competitive salary, benefits, and bonus programs.