Lavene, Justin D.

Author Description

Justin D. Lavene is the Chief of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. In this position, Mr. Lavene supervises the litigation support for Nebraska state agencies and boards, including the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Agriculture, Game and Parks Commission, Environmental Trust, and state commodity boards. Prior to his appointment to Chief of the AENR Section, Mr. Lavene served as Special Counsel to the Attorney General. He focuses his practice primarily on litigation arising from the regulation and administration of the waters of Nebraska, including legal challenges to the constitutionality of Nebraska laws relating to the state’s water resources. Mr. Lavene is also Counsel of Record for Nebraska’s interstate water disputes, including the current Republican River arbitrations.

Authored Reports

The Republican River Compact: Conflict & Arbitration