Mrs. Lima graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1987) and Hasting College of the Law, University of California (J.D., 1990). She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1990. She joined the law firm in 1991.
She advises and represents public agency clients on Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, conflicts of interest, government contracts, rules and regulations, water rights, domestic water systems, water resources, recycled water sale agreements, environmental, and reservoir recreation law matters.
Mrs. Lima is the Chief Assistant General Counsel for the Turlock Irrigation District and is the attorney for the Don Pedro Recreation Agency and the Don Pedro Project Board of Control. She advises TID on the drinking water system for the Town of La Grange. She was TID’s lead attorney and chief draftsperson on the water transfer agreement to provide an initial 30,000 acre-feet per year of raw surface water to a proposed water treatment plant to be owned and operated by the cities of Turlock and Ceres. She is the firm’s lead attorney for the Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Management Authority.
She is the firm’s lead attorney on government contracts, including the bidding, awarding, contracting for supplies, services, and construction of public works.
 Email: slima@calwaterlaw.com