Overview

About Janelle

Janelle Krattiger practices in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group, where her practice is primarily focused on water rights and natural resources law. Janelle advises her clients on matters regarding regulatory compliance, including state and federal Clean Water Acts (CWA), state and federal Endangered Species Acts (CESA and ESA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Janelle represents clients before various local, state and federal agencies, including counties, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Before joining Stoel Rives, Janelle was an associate with Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan, LLP (2017–2020) and with Herum\Crabtree\Suntag (2015–2017). After law school, she was an environmental law fellow at the California Environmental Law & Policy Center, University of California, Davis School of Law (2014–2015).

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Experience

Experience

  • Served as general counsel for the board of directors of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) in Fresno County, California.
  • Created strategic funding mechanism pursuant to Proposition 218 for GSA consistent with SGMA.
  • Advocated on behalf of GSA client in matter involving Petitions to Revise Fully Appropriated Stream (FAS) status of river.
  • Negotiated Routine Maintenance Agreement/LSAA with CDFW on behalf of private landowner client in Scott River Watershed.
  • Litigated various matters, including a validation action and a California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request writ proceeding, on behalf of GSA client.
  • Advised public agency clients regarding public policy and ethics, including Brown Act and CPRA compliance.
  • Reviewed Groundwater Sustainability Plan prepared by GSA client for legal compliance.
  • Analyzed legal implications of CESA candidate species listing on behalf of client.
  • Served as legal counsel for the board of directors of California drainage district.
  • Represented groundwater storage agency in large groundwater adjudication class action.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, 2014–present
  • Sacramento Women Lawyers, 2019–present
  • California Lawyers Association, Public Law Section, Environmental Law Section, 2014–present
  • Association of California Water Agencies, Groundwater Committee, 2019–present

Civic Activities

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, King Hall Young Alumni Association, 2018–present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Stanford Vina Ranch Irr. Co. v. State of California: 3d Dist. Court of Appeal Affirms SWRCB Authorized to Adopt Temporary Emergency Regulations and Curtailment Orders” Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan Blog, Aug. 5, 2020
  • “Newsom Issues Executive Order to Allow State and Local Governments Flexibility to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic,” Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan Blog, March 17, 2020
  • “California Groundwater,” white paper presented at the Meeting of the Water Association of Law and Policy, University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California, Sept. 2015
  • “Sustainably Satisfying California’s Water Needs: An Analysis of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act,” California Environmental Law & Policy Center, University of California, Davis School of Law, July 2015



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