Water utility work has included work for privately held companies, water and sanitation districts, acequias, water cooperatives, water user associations, and government entities. Presently Jeff is involved in several proceedings before the Office of the State Engineer, including representation of Bernalillo County before the OSE and State District Court involving water supplies in the East Mountain area of Albuquerque. He is also counsel for several small water utilities supplying water throughout the region, and is intimately familiar with the water bank and other aspects of water delivery issues of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, although he does not represent the MRGCD. Jeff hosted the first MCLE symposium in New Mexico on ground water infiltration and injection, attended by more than 100 people. He is a regular presenter at the New Mexico Rural Water Users Association annual conferences. Jeff presented a lecture on legislative initiatives involving water law and water rights in April 2015. He has also testified as a water law expert on behalf of another law firm in several New Mexico State District Court cases. Jeff has also been involved in electric utility work. Most recently, he jointly represented Bernalillo County, the City of Santa Fe and the County of Santa Fe in PNM’s closure of the San Juan Generating Station (13-00390-UT) which included Common Interest and Joint Defense Agreements, and he currently represents Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque in PNM’s 2015 Rate Case, PRC Case NO. 15-00261-UT. During the San Juan plant case, he analyzed the air quality bureau new source review permit issued by NMED for compliance, and he is familiar with utility plant and nuclear power plant decommissioning requirements. He has also assisted small mutual domestic and water and sanitation districts in ground water quality reporting and compliance to the ground water Bureau of NMED. He also represents Emera in its acquisition of New Mexico Gas Company, which was approved unanimously by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on June 22, 2016.
Jeff is a board member of UNM's School of Law Utton Foundation for water resources. He has experience with the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau under (NM OSHA) including site inspections with OHSB and experience in air and ground water quality matters with NMED. He represents Kirtland Federal Credit Union concerning potential groundwater contamination due to the fuel plume from KAFB underground leakage and has met with state and federal environmental department representatives involved in the site clean-up.