Merquin is a county water district. Merquin has a contractual water right to 14,211 acre feet per year serving approximately 6,000 acres of farmland. The District also owns and operates twenty-one groundwater wells to supplement its surface water supplies. The District is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors. The firm’s attorneys advise the District on surface water and groundwater, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation, Brown Act, Public Records Act, Proposition 218 water rate setting, and government contracts. The District’s Board of Directors appointed the law firm as general counsel in October 1988. David Hobbs is the lead attorney for the firm.