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Founded in 1989,

Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan

 Specializes in

Water and Local Government Law

Introducing Our

Law Firm

We are a Sacramento law firm founded in 1989 to represent local agencies and private clients on matters concerning water resource, land use, governmental and related issues. We partner with our clients in developing innovative solutions under California’s complex governmental, water and environmental laws.

Introducing our law firm

Our Fields of Practice


Water Law 

Water rights law, including water supply and service contracts, acquisition and preservation of water rights, water right opinions, water right adjudications and water transfers.


Local Government 

Serving as general and special counsel to numerous special districts, advising on topics including utility service operations and rate setting; conflict of interest, ethics and Brown Act/Public Records Act compliance; public finance; real property transactions;  public works project development and construction; elections; government claims and insurance coverage; contracting and grant funding;  and local government organization and reorganization.


Environmental Law

Environmental law, including procedural and substantive requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Acts.

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