About the Author

Arthur L. Littleworth, Esq.

Arthur L. Littleworth graduated with honors from Yale University in 1944. He holds a masters in history from Stanford University and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1950. He was admitted to practice in California in 1951. He is one of the preeminent water law attorneys in the United States and senior partner at the law firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP. He was named as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in California, 2001 and 2003, by the Daily Journal, California’s legal newspaper, and was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for Natural Resources Law. He is co-author of the book California Water, published in 1995 and updated in 2008. In 1987, he was appointed Special Master of the United States Supreme Court.

He served as member of the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education from 1958 to 1972, and as president from 1962 to 1972 and led the School Board through the 1965 integration crisis. His community service record is exceptional in the fields of education, the environment, and civil rights, and he is the recipient of many major awards for his service.