Stefanie Morris

Partner

Tel: (916) 551-2828

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At a Glance

Stefanie is the former in-house general counsel for the State Water Contractors.

She practices almost exclusively in the areas of water rights.

Stefanie’s experience includes working on complex Sacramento Delta water issues and surface water rights matters.
 

Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Stefanie Morris served four years as the in-house general counsel for the State Water Contractors before rejoining the firm in 2017. The State Water Contractors is the umbrella group representing the 27 water agencies that obtain water from the State Water Project. Stefanie has practiced almost exclusively in the area of water rights, but also has experience with environmental litigation.
 
Her water experience includes working on complex Sacramento Delta water issues and surface water rights matters throughout California. In addition, Stefanie has extensive groundwater experience, including the massive adjudications of the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater basins. Stefanie also helped to negotiate and draft parts of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act on behalf of the Association of California Water Agencies.
 
Licensed in both California and Nevada, Stefanie also worked on Truckee River issues that cross state lines. Stefanie is a regular speaker on water law and ethics topics, including speaking on SGMA at the American Bar Association’s annual water conference, addressing water transfers at two International Bar Association conferences, and various other conferences in California and Nevada.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, B.A.