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U.C. Davis, JD

C.S.U. Fresno, BA

Anne E. Branham


ANNE E. BRANHAM joined O’Laughlin & Paris in 2018. Her practice is focused on water and environmental law, particularly the water rights of public and private entities. She also advises clients on issues of environmental compliance, including guiding clients through the intricate regulatory processes of the State Water Resources Control Board, and assists in the firm’s litigation and appellate practice. Anne has also served as counsel for a reclamation district pursuing a large federal levee and ecosystem restoration project, providing guidance on matters of administrative and environmental law.


Ms. Branham attended California State University, Fresno on a full-ride academic scholarship where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with University Honors, cum laude. Thereafter, Anne attended the University of California, Davis School of Law. While at Davis, she obtained special certifications for her focus in environmental and water law. She graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2017, having served as a research assistant to Professor Katherine Florey on an issue of tribal sovereignty that appeared before the United States Supreme Court. She was also deeply involved with the Water Association of Law and Policy and the Environmental Law Society while attending UC Davis.


Anne has worked in the water and environmental practices of several firms, including a stint as a law clerk to former United States District Judge, Oliver W. Wanger. She has deep connections to the Central Valley where her family has farmed for generations. Anne is passionate about water law and policy and enjoys helping public and private entities navigate the complexities of the water industry in California.


Ms. Branham is a member of the California State Bar and the Sacramento County Bar Association.

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