Robert S. Lynch & Associates
Attorneys at Law

Cases

Cases Litigated by Mr. Lynch

Davis v. Agua Sierra Resources, L.L.C., 220 Ariz. 108, 203 P. 3d 506 (2009), vacating 217 Ariz. 386, 174 P.3d 298 (2008), where Mr. Lynch successfully convinced the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn  the Court of Appeals on a significant groundwater issue.

Irrigation & Electrical Districts Association of Arizona v. Arizona Power Authority, et al., CV2012-015149 (2013), appeal pending

(order granting declaratory judgment on a public records issue)

Grand Canyon Trust v. United States Bureau of Reclamation, 691 F.3d 1008 (9th Cir. 2012)

(Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – amicus curiae)

Central Arizona Water Conservation District v. Brewer, et al., LC 2010-000468 (2011)

(order declaring sweeps of funds unconstitutional)

Chino Grande, LLC v. Kieckhefer, 2010 WL 5545387 (App. 2010)
(right-of-way dispute)

Joseph E. Hancock and Charles B.Sherrill, Jr.,v. Andy Bisnar, Kenneth Griffen and Lee Musick, 212 Ariz. 344, 132 P.3d 283 (2006)
Amicus Curiae; Irrigation District Elections

Hohokam Irr. and Drainage Dist. v. Arizona Public Service Co., 204 Ariz. 394, 64 P.3d 836 (2003)
Irrigation District Authority to Provide Electricity

Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc., et al., v. City of New York, et al., v. State of New York, et al., 273 F.3d 481 (2d Cir., 2001)
Amicus Curiae, Clean Water Act

Overton Power District No. 5 v. Watkins, 829 F.Supp. 1523 (D. Nev.), vacated and remanded with directions to dismiss sub nom. Overton Power District No. 5 v. O’Leary, 73 F.3d 253 (9th Cir, 1996)
(standing to sue)

Papago Tribal Utility Authority v. F.E.R.C., 723 F.2d 950 (D.C. Cir., 1983)
Federal Power Rates

Town of Chino Valley v. City of Prescott (Chino Valley II), 131 Ariz. 78, 638 P.2d 1324 (1981)
Arizona 1980 Groundwater Act

Colorado River Energy Distributors Ass'n v. Lewis, 516 F.Supp. 926 (1981)
Electric Power Rates

Papago Tribal Utility Authority v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 610 F.2d 914 (D.C. Cir., 1979)
Federal Power Rates

Arizona Power Authority v. Morton, 549 F.2d 1231 (9th Cir., 1977)
Federal Power Allocation

Baciarelli v. Morton, 481 F.2d 610 (9th Cir., 1973)
Indian Tribal Membership

U.S. v. 201.19 Acres of Land, More or Less, In Grays Harbor County (Simpson Timber), 478 F.2d 1042 (9th Cir., 1973)
Eminent Domain

Day v. Hickel, 481 F.2d 473 (9th Cir., 1973)
Federal Land Patent

Wilderness Soc. v. Morton, 463 F.2d 1261 (D.C. Cir., 1972)
Trans Alaska Pipeline, Permissive Intervention

Cherokee Nation v. State of Okl., 461 F.2d 674 (10th Cir., 1972)
Navigable Riverbed Ownership, Treaty Power

U.S. v. Schwarz, 460 F.2d 1365 (7th Cir., 1972)
Indian Allotments

U.S. v. Gila Val. Irr. Dist., 454 F.2d 219 (9th Cir., 1972)
Federal Reserved (Winters Doctrine) Water Rights

Arlington Coalition on Transportation v. Volpe, 458 F.2d 1323 (4th Cir., 1972)
National Environmental Policy Act

City of New Town, N. D. v. U.S., 454 F.2d 121 (8th Cir., 1972)
Indian Reservation Boundary

State v. Tinno, 94 Idaho 759, 497 P.2d 1386 (1972)
Indian Treaty Fishing Rights, Amicus Curiae

Zabel v. Tabb, Cert. Denied 401 U.S. 910, 91 S.Ct. 873 (Mem) (1971)
Dredge and Fill Permit

U.S. v. 687.30 Acres of Land, More or Less, in Dakota and Thurston Counties, Nebraska (Winnebago  Tribe), 451 F.2d 667 (8th Cir., 1971)
Eminent Domain

Buch v. Morton, 449 F.2d 600, (9th Cir., 1971)
Mining Claim Location

U.S. v. Delta Development Co., 447 F.2d 989 (5th Cir., 1971)
Federal Oil and Gas Rights

Barrows v. Hickel, 447 F.2d 80 (9th Cir., 1971)
Sand and Gravel Mining Claims

U.S. v. 22,680 Acres of Land in Kleberg County, Tex., 438 F.2d 75 (5th Cir., 1971)
Eminent Domain

U.S. v. Reynolds, 396 U.S. 814, 90 S.Ct. 54 (Mem) (1969), 397 U.S. 14, 90 S.Ct. 803 (1970)  
Eminent Domain

Tate v. Hickel, 396 U.S. 815, 90 S.Ct. 91 (Mem) (1969), decision sub. nom. Tooahnippah v. Hickel, 397 U.S. 598, 90 S.Ct. 1316 (1970)
Indian Probate

Sierra Club v. Laird, (9th Cir., 1970)
First NEPA case, Settled after briefing

Armstrong v. Udall, 435 F.2d 38 (9th Cir., 1970)
Mining Claims

U.S. v. Desert Gold Min. Co., 433 F.2d 713 (9th Cir., 1970)
Mining Patents

Lutzenhiser v. Udall, 432 F.2d 328 (9th Cir., 1970)
Public Lands, Mining Claims

Lewis v. Hickel, 427 F.2d 673 (9th Cir., 1970)
Land Exchange, Taylor Grazing Act

U.S. v. 10.69 Acres of Land, More or Less, in Yakima County, Washington, 425 F.2d 317 (9th Cir., 1970)
Eminent Domain

Citizens Committee for Hudson Valley v. Volpe, 425 F.2d 97 (2d Cir., 1970)
Dredge and Fill Permit

U.S. v. Bishop Processing Company, 423 F.2d 469 (4th Cir., 1970)
1st Clean Air Act Case

Canal Authority v. Miller, 243 So.2d 131 (S. Ct. Fla., 1970)
Eminent Domain – Cross Florida Barge Canal

Porter v. Resor, 415 F.2d 764 (10th Cir., 1969)
Grazing Rights

U.S. v. Hilliard, 412 F.2d 174 (8th Cir., 1969)
Eminent Domain

Tagala v. Gorsuch, 411 F.2d 589 (9th Cir., 1969)

Homestead

US. v. 55.22 Acres of Land in Yakima County, Wash. (Fox), 411 F.2d 432 (9th Cir., 1969)
Eminent Domain

Couch v. Udall, 404 F.2d 97 (1968)
Indian Allotments

Jones v. Freeman, 400 F.2d 383 (8th Cir., 1968)
Trespass on Public Land

Lechuga v. U.S., 395 F.2d 195 (5th Cir., 1968)
Eminent Domain
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