Andrew J. Ramos

Phone: (916) 446-4254

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Andrew Ramos is a principal at Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan, PC and serves as trial and appellate counsel in cases involving complex groundwater adjudications, surface water right disputes, writs of mandate, eminent domain, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). He counsels public and private clients regarding Proposition 218 compliance, water rights due diligence issues, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), proceedings before the State Water Resources Control Board, water rights measurement and reporting, and real property and public works construction law issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked in real property and construction law and was a district representative for a member of the California State Legislature. He received his B.A. degree (Highest Honors) and J.D. (Order of the Coif) from the University of California, Davis. In law school, Andrew received recognition for his achievement in environmental law, including an Environmental Law Certificate and Witkin awards for the highest scores in Land Use and Environmental Practice.

Representative Decisions

Millview County Water Dist. v. State Water Resources Control Bd. (2014) 229 Cal. App. 4th 879

In re Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases (2016) Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding No. 4408 (trial court judgment)

Speaking and Publications

“The Fundamentals and Questions of Groundwater Rights: Rights in Augmented Groundwater Recharge”, Panelist, Association of California Water Agencies Conference, May 2017

“The View from the Foxhole: What is Happening on the Ground Under and in Reaction to SGMA”, Panelist, Association of California Water Agencies Conference, May 2016

“Appellate Confirmation of State Water Board Administrative Jurisdiction to Prevent Illegal or Unreasonable Water Diversion and Use: Young, Millview and Light”, Environmental Law News, State Bar of California, November 2015

“Understanding California Surface Water and Groundwater Rights”, Presenter, California Water Law and Regulations, HalfMoon Education, Inc., January 2015