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San Diego Water Law Litigation Lawyers

California Water Rights Dispute Lawyers

At Campbell, Lauter & Murphy, Attorneys at Law, we can represent clients in a broad spectrum of water law issues including water use, water remediation and soil remediation related to polluted water. We can also negotiate the transfer of water rights, investigate water quality and water use issues and advise clients about regulations that may affect their water use.

Our clients include companies facing allegations of water contamination as well as landowners in the San Fernando Valley who must take an aggressive stance to protect their water rights. We have been involved in litigation with the California Regional Water Quality Board in regions from Los Angeles to Sacramento. In over three decades of service to clients throughout Southern California, our work has included defense of contaminated water claims as well as litigation related to flood and landslide damage.

Defense of Contaminated Water Claims

For over ten years, beginning in 1997 and culminating in the summer of 2007, our principle attorney, William Koska, served as lead defense counsel for American States Water Company in the successful defense of tort cases involving allegations by nearly 3,000 plaintiffs of ingestion of contaminated water over a 20-year period. All cases were dismissed in our client's favor and no appeal was made in Sacramento.

The cases in Los Angeles were appealed, and the landmark opinion rendered on August 24, 2007, In Re: Groundwater Cases, affirmed the dismissal in favor of Mr. Koska's client. The ruling also confirmed that California has a safe harbor for PUC-regulated water utilities. New case law was established: Utilities are protected against suit as long as they are in compliance with all federal and state safe drinking water laws at the time alleged in the complaint.

Flood Damage

As a result of the heavy rains of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Koska developed in-depth experience in the area of flooding damage and landslide issues. As a result, our law firm has represented numerous developers and landowners in litigation from flooding and landslide damage.

We invite you to contact our San Diego water law litigation attorneys to speak with us regarding your legal concerns.

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San Diego CA 92122

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San Francisco CA 94111

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