Press Releases Sep 26, 2014

BB&K Partner Eric Garner Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Water Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Los Angeles

In Best Lawyers Magazine, Garner Is Featured among the City's Most Prestigious Lawyers, Who Were Selected by Their Peers

For Immediate Release: Sept. 26, 2014
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

LOS ANGELES –  Best Best & Krieger LLP is pleased to announce that Eric Garner was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Water Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Los Angeles. In Best Lawyers magazine, appearing in Los Angeles newspapers today, Garner is featured among the City’s most prestigious lawyers, who were selected by their peers.

In the magazine profile, Garner discusses how he’s made water law his primary practice for 27 years, drawn to the field as early as law school because of its complexity. “I thought water law was fascinating because it was so challenging to determine whose interests should come first,” Garner said. 

Garner began his legal career at BB&K, and has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2005. Best Lawyers cites the work Garner has done in litigating and negotiating key agreements involving major western U.S. water bodies, including the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater basins, as well as work he’s done internationally — such as helping South Africa rewrite its water laws after apartheid.

He told Best Lawyers his success is a testament to the mentors he’s had over the years. “From working with brilliant lawyers, I’ve learned that being creative is perhaps the most important part of resolving disputes in this area,” Garner said.

“Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year,’ making this accolade particularly significant,” according to Best Lawyers.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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