Contact:  (775) 688-3000, dferguson@woodburnandwedge.com

Dale E. Ferguson practices primarily in the areas of environmental and water law.  He has made numerous appearances before the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in connection with litigation involving the Truckee, Carson and Walker Rivers.  Mr. Ferguson currently represents the Walker River Irrigation District with respect to numerous issues recently raised by the United States of America, Walker River Paiute Tribe and Mineral County, Nevada concerning the waters of the Walker River.  Mr. Ferguson has also represented Truckee Meadows Water Authority on numerous matters involving the waters of the Truckee River and its tributaries.

In addition to his water and environmental law practices, Mr. Ferguson practices in the areas of general civil litigation, real property and public utilities law in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  He has briefed and argued appeals in both the Nevada Supreme Court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Mr. Ferguson also has significant experience before the United States District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in litigation involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
In addition to litigating cases in his areas of practice, Mr. Ferguson has been involved in the resolution of numerous disputes through arbitration and/or mediation

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Nevada, 1989

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Nevada, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business and Commercial

  • Real Estate

Litigation

  • Natural Reserve Litigation

Natural Resources & Environmental

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Public and Private Land Use
  • Water Law

Real Estate

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships