William C. Kuhs

William KuhsWilliam “Bill” Kuhs was born in Bakersfield, California and has been practicing law for over four decades. Bill did his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley and received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1959. Bill then completed his graduate work at Georgetown Law Center in 1966. While at Georgetown, Bill took on the role of associate editor for the Georgetown Law Journal from 1965 to 1966. Upon graduating from Georgetown, Bill was admitted to the bar in 1966 in both the District of Columbia and California. After being admitted to the bar, Bill worked with the California Department of Water Resources from 1966 to 1967. In 1978, Bill, together with Jim Parker, founded Kuhs & Parker.

In a landmark case, Bill successfully enforced the Fifth Amendment and defeated the United States Government in its wrongful attempt to impose the costs of protecting an endangered species of fish on those who had contractual rights to the water from the State Water Project. This was the first individual Judgment against the U.S. Government in the undertaking of the Endangered Species Act. In addition to both the D.C. and California State Bar Associations, Bill is also a member of the Kern County Bar Association and served as its president from 1979 to 1980. He is a member of the American Bar Association in the Section of Local Government Law and Natural Resource Law. He has served on the board of the Downtown Rotary of Bakersfield and as Chairman of the Air Pollution ControlDistrict. Bill also adds depth to his profession as a registered civil engineer. Bill is AV® Rated by Martindale Hubbell.