Firm Overview

Mary K. Sahs, P.C. serves its clients by assisting them to comply with the complex and confusing array of federal, state, and local water, and environmental regulations.  Mary believes that by working closely with the firm’s clients, challenges of doing business in a highly regulated field can be met.  Ms. Sahs believes strongly in a sense of community and takes seriously her ethical responsibilities as a members of the State Bar of Texas.

The firm has been recognized for its work in water law:

Selected by its peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.’s 2013 edition of “The Best Law Firm®” in the field of water law.

Representative Past and Current Cases:

In the field of groundwater – General Counsel, special counsel, hearings officer, legal counsel to the board of directors, representing respondents in enforcement actions, government relations

In the field of groundwater resources:

  • served as Groundwater Conservation District general counsel, special counsel, hearings officer, legal counsel to the Board of Directors
  • assisted in creation of Groundwater Conservation Districts
  • represented Respondent in Groundwater Conservation District enforcement action
  • provided legislative services
  • undertook due diligence on potential water deals
  • served as co counsel in contested permit hearing before Groundwater Conservation District

In the field of surface water resources:

  • served as outside counsel to municipality in contested case at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • appeals of surface water permit cases
  • counseled client on values of water rights and possible transaction

In the field of waste management:

  • represented protestants in waste management permit cases
  • protested discharge permits
  • protested sludge disposal permit
  • protested quarry operations