Ms. Carson serves as general counsel and advises public agencies on a broad range of issues, including Water Law, civil litigation, Labor and Employment Law, the Public Records Act, CEQA, the Clean Water Act, land use, contract formation and negotiation, drafting and amending ordinances, resolutions, and personnel rules, conducting wage and hour audits, and management trainings. Ms. Carson provides advice and legal support on water, wastewater and MS4 issues for most of the Firm’s clients, including water quality, infrastructure, and rate-setting. She has represented county and municipal water districts, irrigation districts, mutual water companies, investor-owned public utilities, State Water Project contractors, city water departments, and transportation entities. She has litigated and advocated water rights. In her litigation practice, Ms. Carson has successfully litigated many complex cases and obtained dismissals of numerous cases through motions. She also interned with Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District. Ms. Carson was a certified law clerk for the Riverside District Attorney’s Office, handling jury trials and preliminary hearings.