Janelle S.H. Krattiger


Practice Focus
Water Resources
Water Rights
Groundwater, Groundwater Management, Conjunctive Use, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Local agency, Brown Act compliance and Public Funding (Prop 218 and 26 compliance)
Fisheries and Endangered Species Compliance
Water Quality
CEQA / NEPA Documentation and Compliance
Litigation, Negotiation, ADR
Local Agency Formation
Administrative Law

Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of California
Federal Court for the Eastern District of California

J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2014
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010

Janelle Krattiger is an Associate in the water practice group at Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. Janelle’s practice is primarily focused on water rights and natural resources law.

Representative Experience

Janelle’s experience includes surface water and groundwater rights, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the state and federal Endangered Species Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), natural resources and environmental litigation, and public agency law.

  • Serve as general legal counsel for Groundwater Sustainability Agency in Kings Subbasin including compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, adoption and levy of fees under Proposition 218, and litigation.
  • Discovery and trial preparation for quiet title groundwater action involving county
  • Facilitate water right change petition and water transfer process for multiple clients

Representative Clients

McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Stanford University
East Bay Municipal Utility District
El Dorado Irrigation District
California American Water

Industries Served

Public agencies, agricultural interests, private landowners, water right holders, private corporations, environmental interest groups

Professional Involvement

Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Sacramento Women Lawyers
UC Davis, King Hall Young Alumni Association
Association of California Water Agencies
California Lawyers Association – Public Law Section
California Lawyers Association – Environmental Law Section

Speaking Engagements

Krattiger, Janelle (2015, September). California Groundwater. White paper presented at the Meeting of the Water Association of Law and Policy, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA.

Media Coverage

Professor Frank and Janelle Krattiger ’14 File Brief on Delta Litigation
, News & Events, UC Davis School of Law (April 24, 2015) [available here].

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan, Janelle was an associate with Herum\Crabtree\Suntag in Stockton, CA. Before Herum\Crabtree\Suntag, Janelle served as a legal fellow for the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at the University of California Davis School of Law.