Somach Simmons & Dunn


Headquarters: Sacramento, California

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

Best Law Firms Edition 12 National Badge

Somach Simmons & Dunn provides a unique combination of experience in the fields of water, natural resources, environmental, public land, public agency, toxics and hazardous waste, zoning, planning, and land development law. Firm attorneys are skilled and experienced in all phases of civil litigation before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, the firm's attorneys regularly represent clients in state and federal administrative proceedings, and before municipalities and other local agencies. Somach Simmons & Dunn attorneys work closely together to provide their private and public agency clients with the benefit of their collective experience, which comprises decades of private law firm practice, as well as prior positions at the federal, state and local levels including: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of Agriculture; the U.S. Congress; and state Attorney General offices.

Somach Simmons & Dunn's public sector clients include cities, counties, joint powers agencies, water and irrigation districts, and public utilities. Private sector clients include development interests, water companies, farmers, ranchers, oil companies, small power producers, ski resorts, and non-profit associations of agricultural interests. Somach Simmons & Dunn maintains a state-wide practice throughout California, and represents numerous clients located in the other western states, including Oregon, Arizona and Nevada.

The firm was established in 1991 under its former name of De Cuir & Somach. The firm name changed to Somach Simmons & Dunn in 2000. Somach Simmons & Dunn is notable for its creative approaches to problem solving and resolving disputes on behalf of its clients. Firm attorneys frequently negotiate with local, state and federal regulatory agency personnel, and client adversaries, in order to develop workable solutions to difficult issues. When negotiation efforts are not successful, the firm is capable of employing all available options, including alternative dispute resolution and litigation, in order to obtain the best possible results for its clients.

Somach Simmons & Dunn is uniquely qualified to provide all of its clients with a broad array of services and counsel for transactional, regulatory compliance and litigation matters.
Management & Demographics
Management
Managing Shareholder
Clients
About Our Clients
Somach Simmons & Dunn attorneys practice throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C. Our public sector clients include cities, counties, joint powers agencies, water and irrigation districts, and public utility districts. Private sector clients include development interests, water companies and other investor-owned utilities, farmers, ranchers, oil companies, small power producers, ski resorts, and non-profit associations comprised of water, sanitation, and agricultural interests.
Contacts
Contacts
Rich Deitchman
Marketing Shareholder
916-446-7979

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  • Energy Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law

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