Brockmann, James

Author Description

James C. Brockmann is a shareholder in the firm of Stein and Brockmann, P.A., located in Santa Fe, NM. The firm’s practice is limited to water law. The firm has represented or represents a number of municipalities and domestic water providers in New Mexico. Members of the firm have participated in five original actions related to interstate water disputes, including both interstate compacts and equitable apportionment court decrees. Other areas of expertise within the firm include federal reserved water rights, regional water planning, transactional work involving water rights, water rights adjudications in state and federal court, water rights transfers, applications for new or supplemental water rights, applications for return flow credits, water rights planning studies, 40-year regional water plans, 40-year municipal water plans, water/wastewater regulatory issues, abstracting water right files, water rights opinion letters, Endangered Species Act/water issues, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act issues, water rights legislation, international water issues, and water rights mediation. The firm represents many of the major municipalities in New Mexico. Mr. Brockmann has written and spoken extensively on New Mexico water rights matters.

Authored Reports

Municipal Water Rights in New Mexico: Various Approaches and Development Impacts,Pecos River Compact Compliance: New Mexico's Compliance Program Meets With Success, Municipal Water Desalination - Alamogordo: New Mexico's First Large-Scale Municipal Desali