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CARISSA M. BEECHAM is senior counsel with Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, where she assists public and private sector clients in the areas of land use, natural resources, environmental law, and water law. Ms. Beecham is admitted to practice in California. She is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, and the State Bar of California. Ms. Beecham earned her B.A. degree from the University of California at Davis and her J.D. degree from the University of California Davis School of Law.
JENIFER N. GEE is an attorney with Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, where her practice areas include water and ground water law. Ms. Gee represents public and private sector clients in the areas of natural resources and water law. She is admitted to practice in California and Nevada. Ms. Gee is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Nevada, and the Sacramento County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and her J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
SHAWNDA M. GRADY is an attorney with Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s water practice group. Ms. Grady concentrates her practice on water rights and related areas of natural resources law, including all aspects of surface and groundwater rights and state and federal laws relating to the use and management of water resources. She represents clients in complex water and environmental disputes, including surface and groundwater litigation, and has extensive experience advising and representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts on a broad range of issues. Ms. Grady is admitted to practice in California and New York. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of California at Davis and her J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law.
KAITLIN S. HARR is an attorney with Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, where her practice areas include water and ground water law. Ms. Harr earned her B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University and her J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
THOMAS D. HICKS is the founder of Hicks Law, which specializes in California water rights, real property, and conservation law. Hicks Law represents public interest organizations, landowners, and others on public policy, transactional, and select administrative and litigation matters. Mr. Hicks is a recognized California and western regional expert in voluntary water rights transactions and instream transfers. He is water counsel on several 2014 Prop One Water Bond California Wildlife Conservation Board public interest project teams that enhance stream flow. Mr. Hicks was an energy and water policy analyst at the Natural Heritage Institute and the founder and executive director of the Headwaters Institute. He has interned at the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney, California State Water Resources Control Board, and American Rivers. Mr. Hicks founded and chaired the inaugural California Water Law Symposium sponsored by leading northern California law schools and is a board member. He is the author of the Water Education Foundation Layperson’s Guide to Water Rights Law, recognized as the most thorough explanation of California water rights law available to non-lawyers. Mr. Hicks earned his B.A. degree from the University of Vermont and his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
DIANE G. KINDERMANN HENDERSON is a founding partner of Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. She represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining and other landowner interests in matters concerning environmental, land use, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water rights and water quality, mineral rights, timber and forestry resources, NEPA, and hazardous waste matters, including CERCLA. Ms. Kindermann Henderson is an Executive Committee chairperson on the Sacramento Regional Transit Authority, Friends of Light Rail Board. She is also on the council of Counsel and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California. Ms. Kindermann Henderson is a member of the American Planning Association and has also served on the Legal Affairs Committee, and the Wetlands/Endangered Species Task Force for the Association of California Water Agencies. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of San Diego, her certificate in law from Sorbonne Law School, and her J.D. degree from the University of Northern California.