Topic: Environmental Law
Piero C. Dallarda
Partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP
Piero Dallarda's litigation practice spans over 22 years and is focused on air quality, water quality and water rights, and land use. Mr. Dallarda has successfully litigated environmental cases, has tried jury and bench trials and has participated in appeals and oral arguments before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and California courts of appeal. In 2009 Mr. Dallarda successfully represented the Rancho California Water District in a $300 million trial water degradation and water rights case brought by the United States and the U.S. Department of Justice. The case was selected as one of the top ten civil defense verdicts in California. Mr. Dallarda is currently representing the Desert Water Agency in a federal case brought by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians involving tribal and aboriginal water rights involving the Coachella Valley and allegations of water quality violations. Mr. Dallarda represents the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District on air quality issues. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School in 1992 and from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, in 1989, magna cum laude. He was also a lieutenant in the Argentine Navy. Born in Argentina, his native languages are Spanish and Italian. He is also proficient in French and a member of the California, Ohio and Washington D.C. bars.