U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1987
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2003
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2006
BS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1983
J.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1987
Spear T Ranch v. Knaub: The Reincarnation of Riparianism in Nebraska Water Law, 38 Creighton L. Rev. 1203, 2005
Water and Water Rights, Volume 6, "Nebraska Water Law", The Michie Company, 2005
Water and Water Rights, Volume 6, "Nebraska Water Law", The Michie Company, 2007
Ecosystem Protection Versus Immigration: The Coming Conflict, Great Plains Natural Resources Journal, Fall 2007
Water and Water Rights, Volume 6, "Nebraska Water Law", The Michie Company, 2009
Water Law – Water Regulation, Quality and Use in the Midwest. November 2002 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Western Water Law. September 2004 in Denver, Colorado.
Renewable Energy. May 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Nebraska Water Law. May 2008 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Nebraska Water Laws and Regulations. July 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nebraska Water Law. September 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Eastern Water Resources: Law, Policy and Technology. May 2004 in Hollywood, Florida.
Water Rights, Allocation and Resource Management in Nebraska. June 2004 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nebraska Water Law. June 2009 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Greater Platte River Basin Symposium. October 2010, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Spring 2012 Water Seminar Series. April 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Interstate Water Conflict Experience
Provided legal counsel to the State of Nebraska concerning the management of the North Platte River in a case before the United States Supreme Court, Nebraska v. Wyoming, No. 108 Original.
Presently provides legal counsel to the State of Florida regarding the operation of federal reservoirs in the Chattahoochee River Basin. See In re Tri-State Litigation, 639 F. Supp. 2d 1308 (2009)
Presently provides legal counsel to the City of Memphis, Tennessee regarding the management of an interstate aquifer.
Presently provides legal counsel regarding the Republican River Compact litigation involving the States of Colorado and Kansas to the State of Nebraska.
Provided legal counsel to the State of Nebraska and Nebraska Public Power District concerning the management of the Missouri River in multiple jurisdictions. See South Dakota v. Ubbelohde, 330 F.3d 1014 (8th Cir. 2003), In re Operation of Missouri River System, 421 F.3d 618 (8th Cir. 2005), cert. denied 547 U.S. 1097 (2006)
Assisted the State of Florida in drafting an interstate water sharing formula pursuant to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers Compact.
Provided legal counsel regarding the Blue River Compact to the State of Nebraska.
Intrastate Water Conflict Experience
Presently provides legal counsel to Natural Resource Districts relative to water management issues in the Platte, Little Blue and Niobrara Rivers Basins.
Presently provides legal counsel to the League of Nebraska Municipalities regarding water management legislation.
Presently assists environmental organizations in assessing flow needs.
Presently assists various individuals with conflicts concerning competing users.
Served as administrative law judge in over 100 hearings concerning water use.
Provided legal counsel to Canadian corporation in Arizona general stream adjudication.
General Counsel to the Nebraska Department of Water Resources ("NDWR") from 1991 to 1993.
Assistant Director and General Counsel to NDWR from 1993 to 1999. Duties included supervision of all NDWR staff, management of NDWR budget, and development and implementation of state water policies and laws.
Planning chairperson for the 2004 American Bar Association Water Law Conference held in San Diego, California.
Chairperson of the Nebraska Bar Association's Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section.
Frequent lector at water policy conferences and at universities.