Matthew emrick



Matthew has over 30 years experience in Water Rights, Land Use, Business/Real Estate litigation and Environmental matters. He practices throughout California. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1990.


Matthew is admitted in both State and Federal Courts in California including the First. Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeals as well as the United States Northern and Eastern District Courts. Matthew has also practiced before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.



Matthew has represented numerous public agencies and private parties over the years on water rights matters including water districts and cities. This experience includes water rights litigation, water rights due diligence and verification, water rights valuations, and practice before the State Water Resources Control Board.


Matthew is a frequent lecturer on water and property rights law. He has appeared on radio programs including KZYX in Mendocino County.


matthew@mlelaw.com (916) 337-0361