Gordon H. DePaoli

Gordon H. DePaoli


Woodburn and Wedge

Recognized since 2007

Reno, Nevada

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Natural Resources Law

Real Estate Law

Water Law

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Gordon H. DePaoli is an experienced water law attorney. He has represented Sierra Pacific Power Company, now NV Energy, and the Truckee Meadows Water Authority in long-standing water rights disputes on the Truckee River. Mr. DePaoli was involved in negotiations leading up to the Truckee-Carson-Pyramid Lake Water Rights Settlement Act, Public Law No. 101-618, which resulted in the execution of the Truckee River Operating Agreement, and is involved in the process which will ultimately result in the implementation of that Agreement and the Settlement Act. He is counsel to the Walker River Irrigation District. That representation includes federal reserved rights litigation on the Walker River in Nevada and California. Mr. DePaoli has extensive experience in all facets of water law. That experience includes appearances before the Nevada State Engineer, California administrative agencies, committees of the Nevada Legislature, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. DePaoli was recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate law, natural resources law, real estate law, and water law. Additionally, Mr. DePaoli was named one of the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in real estate law.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Sierra Plaza, Suite 500
    6100 Neil Road
    Reno, NV 89511-1159

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Juris Doctor, graduated 1972
  • University of Nevada, Bachelor of Arts, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1972

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, Reno (2023)
  • Water Law, Reno (2023)
  • Real Estate Law, Reno (2021)
  • Corporate Law, Reno (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Water Law

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