Schroeder Law Offices Clients and Representation
Since its inception, Schroeder Law Offices' practice has been one of significant representation of clients in transactional and administrative matters as well as state, federal and appellate litigation in matters concerning:
Client Support in drafting, interpreting and applying state and federal statutes and regulations in water rights (adjudications, permitting, extensions, transfers, exchanges, application/transfer protests and cancellation proceedings), groundwater determinations (hydrological connection, limited and critical groundwater areas, aquifer recharge and storage), basin determinations and transfers (intra and inter), drainage opinions and litigation, easement preparation and enforcement (conservation, roads, ditches, pipelines, wells including shared and community wells, and maintenance), wild and scenic rivers regulation, and Indian treaty right interpretation and litigation.
Negotiations with The United States Bureau of Reclamation on Reclamation Act, dam safety, and Warren Act contract negotiations, interpretation and litigation; contract compliance; acquisition, transfer and maintenance of storage and delivery rights; District and service boundaries; adjudications; title transfer; and Endangered Species Act Enforcement.
Domestic and Agricultural Water Organizations to form, organize, and represent various private, governmental (intergovernmental agreements, counties, cities, utilities) and quasi-governments (districts and special districts) on matters involving: water right acquisition, maintenance and protection, extensions, district transfers and application/transfer protests; water right instream leases; water conservation including water management and drought plans; dam or diversion replacement/changes; water quality permitting; and compliance, negotiation, and litigation involving various state and federal laws including Interstate Compacts, the National Environmental Policy Act, cultural, tribal and historic resources, Clean Water Act (wetlands, dredge and fill permitting), and Endangered Species Act.
Mediation, Arbitration, Civil Litigation, and Appeals to recover significant sums for damages to water resources in theories of inverse condemnation, negligence, nuisance, and trespass.
Water Marketing and Transactions requiring completion of water right mapping, appraisals, title work, leases, transfers and sales.
Domestic Clients are in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. Now, with convenient air travel, high-speed Internet and the increasing use of email the distance is no barrier.
Schroeder Law Offices represents individuals, farmers, ranchers, irrigation and water districts, municipalities and others with water issues. Typical clients are listed below. Click on the links for more details.
Water Management Organizations and Municipal Clients
- Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD), Lovelock, Nevada
- East Fork Irrigation District, Odell, Oregon
- Silver Lake Irrigation District, Silver Lake, Oregon
- Summer Lake Irrigation District, Summer Lake, Oregon
- Canon View Park, Group Water Association
Individual Water Clients
- Circle Bar N Ranch, Yerington, Nevada: Tribal Claims to Groundwater
- Warrenton, Oregon: Wetlands Issue
- Keith and Georgia Gray: Nevada Water Users
- Rambling River Ranch: 9th Circuit Appeal and Long-term Representation
- Dave Stix: 9th Circuit Appeal and Long-Term Representation
- Dorothy Dodson: Nevada Water User
- Dan and Julie Wolf: 9th Circuit Appeal and Long-Term Representation
- Peggy A. Hughes: Fallon, Nevada