Clients and Testimonials

“When we neared the limit of our water rights, our city needed a professional assessment of exactly what rights we possessed, and Tom Pors did a fantastic job.  Department of Ecology officials agreed with his assessment, which corrected errors in previous water right decisions and restored much-needed annual quantity to our water rights portfolio. He also helped us plan our future water rights acquisition strategy, which we can now develop with confidence based on the solid foundation of his assessment.”   Bill Pugh, Public Works Director, City of Sumner

 "As a General Manger of a large Special Purpose District and wholesale water provider to four other utilities, having the very best legal counsel on water rights matters is of the utmost importance to our District. Tom Pors has been our water rights attorney for over twenty years.  He’s has proven to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced in Washington Water law, but more importantly, he is well known for his dedication to the best interests of his clients and the rate payers they serve." Randall M. Black, General Manager, Lakewood Water District

Municipal Water Systems

  • City of Leavenworth, Washington
  • City of Centralia, Washington
  • City of Lacey, Washington
  • City of North Bend, Washington
  • Quad Cities (Cities of Richland, Pasco, Kennewick and West Richland), Washington
  • City of Milton, Washington
  • City of Oroville, Washington
  • City of Pasco, Washington
  • City of Port Angeles, Washington
  • City of Sumner, Washington
  • City of Sunnyside, Washington
  • City of Bonney Lake, Washington
  • Lakewood Water District, Lakewood, Washington
  • Birch Bay Water & Sewer District, Blaine, Washington
  • Water Cooperative of Pierce County
  • Washington Water Services, Inc., Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Spanaway Water Company, Spanaway, Washington
  • Snoqualmie Pass Utility District
  • Parkland Light and Water Company
  • Mount View-Edgewood Water Company, Edgewood, Washington
  • Desert Canyon Utility Company
  • Nob Hill Water Association
  • Fox Island Mutual Water Company

Other Water Rights Clients

  • Richard and Marnie Fox
  • Olympic Resource Protection Council
  • Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts
  • Whatcom Water Districts Coalition
  • Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
  • Grand Coulee Ranch, Grand Coulee, Washington
  • Tice Ranch, Twisp, Washington (former owner, Lou Tice and The Pacific Institute)
  • Tall Chief Golf, Inc.
  • Chelan Lookout, LLC (Granite Ridge, Chelan, Washington)

 

Land Use/Environmental Law Clients

  • City of Port Angeles (Elwha Dam removal mitigation and state-federal permitting issues)
  • King County Flood Control District (Endangered Species Act and SEPA issues)
  • Tall Chief Golf, Inc. (subdivision in King County)
  • Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington
  • Puget Western (Falls Crossing Project, Snoqualmie)
  • City of Bonney Lake (defense of utility connection fees)