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Eric Garner
USC Gould School of Law

Eric Garner

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 4, 2020




Eric Garner is a managing partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, practicing water rights and supply law. He works on surface water and groundwater issues throughout California. For the past two decades, he has worked extensively on groundwater matters. He represented the lead parties in the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater adjudications and also was involved in the Mojave Groundwater adjudication. He was involved in drafting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and testified before the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on adjudication reform legislation. He has drafted water laws in South Africa, Trinidad and Pakistan and worked with the United Nations Environmental Programme on incorporating environmental issues into water laws, the World Bank on groundwater issues in the Middle East and North Africa and was the first American Chair of the International Bar Association’s Water Law Committee.

Garner co-authored “California Water,” “California Water II” and “California Water Third Edition,” and is an adjunct law professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. He was also named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer magazine, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, the Water Law Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers, and MVP of the Year by Law360. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

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