Michael C. Creamer

Michael C. Creamer: Attorney with Givens Pursley LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Listed: Best Lawyers in America, Environmental, Natural Resources and Water. Author: "Swan Falls in 3-D, A New Look at the Historical, Legal and Practical Dimensions of Idaho's Biggest Water Rights Controversy," 28 Idaho L. Rev. 573, 1991; "Changing Regulation of Surface and Groundwater Resources in the Hardrock Mining Industry," 40 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. 11-1, 1994; "Water Law Handbook: The Acquisition, Use, Transfer, Administration and Management of Water Rights in Idaho," 2008. Certified Wildlife Biologist.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Environmental Law
  • Water Law
  • Public Lands
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Utility Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
208-789-0849  Phone
208.388.1200  Phone
208.388.1300  Fax
www.givenspursley.com
University Attended:
Colorado State University, B.S., Wildlife Biology, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado at Boulder, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho; 2008, Wyoming; 1989, Idaho; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
Idaho State Bar (Chair, Water Law Section, 1998-2000).
Reported Cases:
Morgan v. Walter, 728 F. Supp 1483 (1990) (federal NEPA and Clean Water Act claims);
Fremont-Madison Irrig. Dist. v. Idaho Ground Water Appropriators, 129 Idaho 454, 926 P.2d 1301 (1996) (Snake River Basin Adjudication Basinwide Issue);
State v. Hagerman Water Right Owners, 130 Idaho 727, 947 P.2d 400 (1997) (Snake River Basin Adjudication Basinwide Issue);
State v. Hagerman Water Right Owners, 130 Idaho 736, 947 P.2d 409 (1997) (Snake River Basin Adjudication Basinwide Issue);
A&B Irrig. Dist. v. Idaho Conservation League, 131 Idaho 411, 958 P.2d 568 (1997) (Snake River Basin Adjudication Basinwide Issue);
Sagewillow, Inc. v. Idaho Dept. of Water Resources, 135 Idaho 24, 13 P.3d 855 (2000) (water rights forfeiture, abandonment and resumption of use);
Sagewillow, Inc. v. Idaho Dept. of Water Resources, 138 Idaho 831, 70 P.3d 669 (2003) (water rights forfeiture, abandonment and resumption of use);
American Falls Reserv. Dist. No. 2 v. Idaho Dept. of Water Resources, 154 P.3d 433 (2007) (conjunctive management of ground and surface water rights);
Building Contractors Ass'n of Southwest Idaho v. Idaho Public Utilities Comm'n, 151 Idaho 10, 253 P.3d 684 (2011) (challenging Idaho Public Utilities Commission decision on Idaho Power Company's line extension tariff);
Brown v. Greenheart, 335 P.3d 1, 2014 (water rights as an appurtenance in real estate conveyances and deed reformation).
ISLN:
908124662

Peer Reviews

Boise, Idaho

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