Adolph Moskovitz (1923-1996) is remembered as one of the leading water resources attorneys in the country and has been described as “brilliant” by his many peers in the legal profession.
He co-founded Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard with Stanley Kronick in 1959 with a focus on water and water-related resources law. The two met when both were serving as staff attorneys for the Regional Counsels Office of the Bureau of Reclamation. While at the Bureau, they formulated a water allocation plan that reversed California’s water policy and became the basis for the water and hydroelectric projects of the State Water Project implemented by then-Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown. Moskovitz won many cases through the years.
In particular, he spent many years defending the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s diversions from the Mono Basin, a case he eventually lost. Throughout the years he mentored young attorneys, many who are in top legal positions today.