Shauna Fitzsimmons Sledge

Shauna Fitzsimmons Sledge

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Austin, TX

SledgeLaw Group PLLC
 | 919 Congress Avenue, Suite 460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-579-3603
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (40%),
  • Lobbying (30%),
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs (30%)
Attorney Profile

Shauna’s practice focuses on assisting clients on a broad range of water and environmental legal issues, as well as public policy issues before the Texas Legislature. She represents landowners, businesses, industries, public and private water utilities, river authorities, cities, groundwater conservation districts, and other political subdivisions in matters involving regulation and planning, surface water and groundwater rights, water quality, water resource development and management strategies, real property transactions, environmental permitting, oil and gas, litigation, board governance, open government, and other local government issues. Shauna is also a registered lobbyist with an active practice at the Texas Capitol and state agencies.

White Papers

  • The Application of Oil and Gas Law to Groundwater: Analyzing Correlative Rights and So-Called "User Based Rules" (2017) - Appointed by the Texas Water Conservation Association Groundwater Committee as co-chair of the subcommittee charged with drafting this white paper in response to inquires from and interests expressed by members of the Texas Legislature regarding the application of oil and gas law principles to groundwater law in Texas.  This white paper was presented by the Texas Water Conservation Association to the Texas Legislature.

  • About Shauna Sledge

    Admitted: 2011, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.sledgelaw.com/attorney-shauna-fitzsimmons/

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presentation on “Oil and Gas Law Application to Groundwater,” CLE International, 10th Annual Texas Water Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas., Presenter, "Oil and Gas Law Application to Groundwater”, Environmental, Governmental Relations, Water, 2019
    • Presentation to the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Quarterly Meeting, Austin, Texas., Presenter, “Legislative Debrief Panel”, Administrative, Environmental, Governmental Relations, Lobbying, Water, 2019
    • Presentation on “Texas Water Law,” at CLE International, 19th Annual Law of the Rio Grande Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico., Presenter, “Texas Water Law” , Environmental, Governmental Relations, Water, 2019
    • Author and Presenter of “Texas Legislative Update,” at CLE International, 19th Annual Law of the Rio Grande Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico., Author and Presenter, “Texas Legislative Update” , Administrative, Environmental, Governmental Relations, Lobbying, Water, 2019
    • Author and Presenter of “Texas Groundwater Law Compared to Oil and Gas Law and the Applicability of Share and Correlative Rights,” at Texas Bar CLE, 20th Annual Changing Face of Water Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas., Author and Presenter, “Texas Groundwater Law Compared to Oil and Gas Law and the Applicability of Share and Correlative Rights” , Environmental, Governmental Relations, Water, 2019
    • Presentation on ASR Management within the Regulatory & Legal Environment at the ASR for Texas Conference in Austin, Texas, Presenter, “Aquifer Storage and Recovery Management within the Regulatory & Legal Environment,” ASR for Texas Conference, Austin, Texas 2018., Environmental, Water, 2018
    • Author of article titled “Understanding Groundwater Production Allocation and the Permitting Process in Texas,” State Bar of Texas CLE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 2018.  Presentation on article and invited panel speaker on groundwater permitting at the State Bar of Texas's Changing Face of Water Law Conference. , Author and Presenter, “Understanding Groundwater Production Allocation and the Permitting Process in Texas,” State Bar of Texas CLE Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 2018., Administrative, Environmental, Water, 2018
    • Presentation providing Legislative Update to the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts at its Quarterly Meeting, January 2018., Presenter, “Legislative Update,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Quarterly Meeting, January 2018., Environmental, Governmental Relations, Water, 2018
    • Presentation on the Application of Oil and Gas Principles to Groundwater Law at the Texas Groundwater Summit, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, San Marcos, Texas, August 2017., Presenter, “Application of Oil and Gas Principles to Groundwater Law,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Texas Groundwater Summit, San Marcos, Texas, August 2017. , Environmental, Governmental Relations, Lobbying, Oil And Gas, Water, 2017
    • Author of article titled “Texas Litigation and Legislative Update,” CLE International, 17th Annual Law of the Rio Grande Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2017. Presentation on article and invited panel speaker at the conference. , Author and Presenter, “Texas Litigation and Legislative Update,” CLE International, 17th Annual Law of the Rio Grande Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2017. , Administrative, Environmental, Governmental Relations, Lobbying, Water, 2017
    • Presentation on “Emerging Case Law Trends" at the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts' Leadership Training Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2016., Presenter, “Emerging Case Law Trends,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Leadership Training Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2016. , Environmental, Water, 2016
    • Presentation on “Managing to the DFC” at the Texas Water Conservation Association's Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2015., Presenter, “Managing to the DFC” Texas Water Conservation Association, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2015. , Administrative, Environmental, Regulatory, Water, 2015
    • Presentation on “Fair Share and the Public Trust Doctrine,” at the Texas Groundwater Summit, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, San Marcos, Texas, August 2015., Presenter, “Fair Share and the Public Trust Doctrine,” Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Texas Groundwater Summit, San Marcos, Texas, August 2015., Environmental, Water, 2015
    • Presentation on “Private Property Rights Through Groundwater Management” at the Texas Groundwater and Aquifers Conference: American Ground Water Trust, Austin, Texas, June 2015., Presenter, “Private Property Rights Through Groundwater Management,” American Ground Water Trust, Texas Groundwater and Aquifers Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2015., Environmental, Water, 2015
    • Author and Presenter of “Texas Water Law Litigation and Legislative Update,” at CLE International, 15th Annual Law of the Rio Grande Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico., Author and Presenter, “Texas Water Law Litigation and Legislative Update” , Administrative, Environmental, Governmental Relations, Lobbying, Water, 2015
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    Office Location for Shauna Fitzsimmons Sledge

    919 Congress Avenue
    Suite 460
    Austin, TX 78701

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    Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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