Farris Gillman focuses her practice in natural resources, water and energy law. She has experience helping clients obtain, maintain or transfer both state and federal environmental permits. Farris has done extensive work in assessing clients’ exposure to liability in purchasing real estate and undertaking remedial actions. She also has helped clients prepare for litigation in cost recovery actions and insurance defense to recapture lost costs.
Farris advises clients in assessing their existing water rights, as well as water rights under consideration for acquisition. She has helped clients register and transfer wells, and has a working knowledge of CAP allocations, long-term water storage credits and the general stream adjudications within Arizona.
In energy law, Farris has appeared before the administrative law judge at the Arizona Corporation Commission to assist utility clients in the process of obtaining their Certificates of Convenience and Necessity. She has advised clients on line siting statutes, as well as reviewing and helping draft and negotiate contracts relating to the maintenance, operation or sale of various power plants across the state.
Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
Senior Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
Dean's Honor Roll
Faculty Award for Excellence: Natural Resources Law
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in Land Use, Energy and Environmental Law
Environmental Law Society, President
Study Abroad: Notre Dame Law School Program in London, England
Yale University (B.S., Astronomy & Physics and Political Science, 2013)
Yale Women in Physics
SAE Hybrid Car Team
Study Abroad: Harvard/Ca’Foscari Program in Venice, Italy