Since its founding in 1990, the attorneys and staff at Ellison, Schneider & Harris have been committed to providing the highest quality work product and superior legal services to their clients. In the ensuing years, the firm's dedication to this goal has attracted some of the most respected clients in the energy, water and natural resource fields.
Ellison, Schneider & Harris' 18 attorneys reflect a wide variety of backgrounds and legal experience. Many have extensive experience in government agencies, including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Department of Justice, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Governor's Commission on Water Rights, while others gained their experience in larger firms. All of our firm's attorneys are dedicated to providing consistently high-quality legal advice and creative solutions to realize the best possible outcome to our clients' complex regulatory issues.
Ellison, Schneider & Harris has a full staff of highly experienced paralegals and support personnel that help our attorneys provide the cost-efficient and timely service that our clients expect and deserve.
The firm's attorneys and staff have longstanding working relationships with scientists, engineers and other experts with experience in energy, water, land use and environmental matters. We maintain strong working relationships with the legislature, the Governor's office and agency appointees and staff. These relationships help Ellison, Schneider & Harris better understand the technical and political implications of our clients' concerns.
Ellison, Schneider & Harris has helped its clients through exceptional periods for both water and energy issues. In addition to the complex resource issues surrounding California water rights, the state experienced a multi-year drought that highlighted the critical nature of this limited resource. The state's foray into electric wholesale and retail industry restructuring in the late 1990s, coupled with the energy crisis in 2000/2001, highlights our clients' need for legal advisors who are well versed in the ever-changing regulatory environment and capable of delivering innovative approaches to complex business transactions. Our philosophy of diligent representation, problem solving and long-term planning delivers real and cost effective results for our clients. Ellison, Schneider & Harris has emerged as a leader in its field.