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Eric Garner is one of the leading experts on water law  in California. He has litigated cases and negotiated key agreements involving major water bodies across the state. More recently, he has guided renewable energy developers in their efforts to obtain water supplies for solar plants in the California desert.


Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%
    28 years


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Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

3750 University Avenue Suite 400
Riverside, CA, 92501-3347



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal (California)2009
California Lawyer of the YearCalifornia Lawyer Magazine2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBest Best & Krieger LLP2006 - Present
PartnerBest Best & Krieger LLP1994 - Present
ProfessorUCLA Extension2004 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Southern California Law School1999 - 2003
ProfessorUC Riverside1992 - 1999
AssociateBest Best & Krieger LLP1987 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Bar Association, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure LawCouncil Member2011 - Present
International Bar Association, Water Law CommitteeChair2009 - 2010
International Bar Association, Water Law CommitteeVice-Chair2008 - 2008
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Santa Maria Groundwater AdjudicationNegotiated resolution
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Publication NameTitleDate
North American Clean Energy MagazineSolar Energy and the Impacts on Water Supply2010
InterSolar NA Show DailyRich Solar Resources, Rough Legal Terrain2010
California Water II, Solano Press BooksCalifornia Water II2007
California Water, Solano Press BooksCalifornia Water1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Earlham CollegeBiology & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Santa Ana River Watershed 2010: Working Together for a Sustainable FutureHow Do We Live in the 21st Century2010
Riverside County Law Library 2010 Distinguished Speaker EventLegal and Environmental Issues Facing California's Water Supply2010
International Bar Association Annual ConferenceThe Effectiveness of Watershed Management2010
28th Annual Water Law ConferenceDrought Down Under: Australia's Murray-Darling Basin2010
6th Annual Riverside County Water Symposium21st Century Challenges for California Water Law2009
16th Annual Western Water Law ConferenceConference Co-Chair2009
International Bar Association Annual ConferencePrivate Ownership of Water2007
14th Annual Western Water Law ConferenceThe Relationship Between Water Supply and Land Use Planning2007
California Water Law & Policy ConferenceWater Law2006
13th Annual Western Water Law ConferenceWater Law2006
12th Annual Western Water Law ConferenceConference Co-Chair2005