New lawyers named for ‘water wars’ litigation

Gov. Nathan Deal and state Attorney General Sam Olens have hired a new firm to represent the state in the hotly contested “water wars” litigation involving Alabama, Florida and a number of other intensely interest parties.

Skip Kazmarek and lawyers from his firm, Kazmarek Mowery Cloud Laseter LLP, will be the legal team seeking to preserve Georgia’s water rights. Kazmarek and his partners succeed a legal team that included Atlanta lawyers Bruce Brown, Todd Silliman and John Allen and which had represented Georgia’s water interests for almost 15 years. “We look forward to working with the governor and the attorney general to ensure that Georgia has access to its fair share of natural resources,” Kasmarek said in a statement.

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