PeopleL. William Staudenmaier
L. William Staudenmaier

L. William Staudenmaier

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PeopleL. William Staudenmaier

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1987)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., Forestry and Soil Science, with distinction, 1983)
    • Dean's List

  • Western States Water Council
    • Representative for State of Arizona (2002-present)
    • Legal Committee, Chair (2004-2010)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources,
      • Water Resources Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
      • Executive Council (2002-2005)
  • Colorado River Water Users Association
  • Water Reuse Association of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    • Water Policy Committee, Chair (2005-2008)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Board of Visitors

  • Western Governors’ Association Drought Forum, Workshop on Drought Impacts and Solutions in the Manufacturing, Mining and Industrial Sectors, Panelist (2014)
  • "Navigability and the Public Trust Doctrine – History, Legal Standards, and Recent Developments in Arizona," Presenter, Arizona Water Law Conference, CLE International (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • "Interstate Water Compacts – Legal and Environmental Challenges," Presenter, Bloomberg BNA Webinar (2014)
  • "Interstate Water Compacts: The Supreme Court Once Again Endorses State Sovereignty Over Water Resources," Author, Bloomberg BNA's Water Law & Policy Monitor, (June 26, 2013)
  • "Tribal Water in the Southwest – New Legal and Policy Developments, Sovereignty, Settlements and Opportunities," Conference Co-Chair and Presenter, Law Seminars International (2013)
  • "PPL Montana v. Montana," Presenter, American Bar Association teleconference (2012)
  • "Water Rights and Trading – Southwest Regional Summit: Tribal Water Rights, Settlements and Marketing," Presenter, WestWater Research and American Water Intelligence (2012)
  • "Negotiating Indian Water Right Settlements," Presenter, Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims (2011)
  • "Water for Natural Gas Storage Facilities," Presenter, Water and Energy Law Conference, Law Seminars International (2011)
  • "Securing and Protecting Water Rights in an Ever-Changing Real Estate Environment," Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Real Estate Series (2011)
  • "Water Requirements for Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power Facilities: Are We Robbing Peter to Pay Paul?," Author, ABA Natural Resources & Environment, Volume 25, Issue 4 (Spring 2011)
  • "Water Law Issues for Nuclear Power Generation," Presenter, NEI Lawyers Committee Meeting, Nuclear Energy Institute (2010)
  • "Water Requirements for Power Plants," Presenter, ABA Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Securing Water Supplies for Electric Power Generating Facilities," Presenter, Energy in the Southwest Conference, Law Seminars International (2008)
  • "Groundwater and Surface Water Interaction - The Continuing Search for the Elusive Subflow Zone," Presenter, Lorman Education Services (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • "Water Right Transfers in Arizona - An Overview of Legal Issues and Trends," Presenter, Lorman Education Services (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • "Federal Indian Water Right Settlement Policy - A State Law Perspective," Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Water Right Claims (2007)
  • "Between a Rock and a Dry Place: The Rural Water Supply Challenge for Arizona," Author, Arizona Law Review, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp. 321-338 (Summer 2007); Presenter, Arizona Water Law and Policy Symposium (2006)
  • "Water in the West - Identifying, Evaluating and Securing Water Rights for Businesses in the Western United States," Moderator and Speaker, American Bar Association Teleconference (Spring 2006)
  • "Water and the law: A guide to what matters," Author, Business Law Today, Volume 15, Issue 4 (March/April 2006)
  • "Arizona Groundwater Law," Author, The Water Report, Issue 33 (November 15, 2006)
  • "The Right to Pump Percolating Groundwater in Arizona," Presenter, CLE International (2006)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Water Law (2007-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Water Law (2013)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Energy and Natural Resources, AzBusiness Magazine (2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Environment (including water rights) (2007-2018), Energy & Resources (2019)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Energy & Natural Resources (2007-2019)

  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Associate and Shareholder (1998-2009)
  • Arizona Public Service Company, Senior Attorney (1992-1998)
  • Arizona Department of Water Resources, Deputy Counsel (1990-1992)
  • Streich, Lang, Weeks & Cardon, Associate (1988-1989)
  • Federal District Court, District of Colorado, Law Clerk for Hon. Richard P. Matsch (1987-1988)

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit