Marika E. Sitz


Marika E. Sitz


Marika E. Sitz is a water and natural resources attorney at Jordan Ramis PC. Marika was born and raised in Eastern Oregon and became aware of the importance of water resources a young age. Her interest in water and natural resource management developed during her time at Stanford University, where she graduated with a degree focused on food and agriculture systems.

After graduating from college, Marika remained in the Bay Area where she worked as a Program Associate at Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. During her time at the Bill Lane Center, she had the opportunity to interact with scholars and researchers who were working on some of the West’s most notorious water issues through a program called “Water in the West.” After one year at the Bill Lane Center, she accepted an opportunity to return to her hometown of Pendleton, Oregon, and take the helm of the Oregon Water Coalition. At the Water Coalition, she gained a firsthand view of real-world, real-time water and agriculture issues and worked with Water Coalition members and community members to expand the footprint of water education events. After working on water issues in Northeast Oregon, Marika attended the University of Oregon School of Law to further her impact in the world of water and natural resources law.

Marika brings her experience to bear in her practice, where she helps clients navigate the Oregon rights system and address state and federal environmental issues in a strategic and collaborative manner.


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2021
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Concentration
  • B.A., Human Biology, concentration in Food and Agriculture Systems, Stanford University, 2015


  • State of Oregon

Membership and Activities

  • Oregon Women for Agriculture (2024-Present)
  • Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition, Board of Directors (2017-Present)
  • Oregon Water Resources Congress (2021-Present)
  • Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section Executive Committee (2022-Present)


  • “Oregon Storage Water Certificate Transfer Update.” Oregon Association of Water Utilities Annual Management and Technical Conference, Sunriver, OR, March 5, 2024
  • “Oregon Groundwater Allocation Rules Update.” Oregon Association of Water Utilities Annual Management and Technical Conference, Sunriver, OR, March 5, 2024
  • “Water Law 101.” Oregon Water Caucus, presented jointly with Steve Shropshire, February 2024
  • “Water Rights Transfers.” Oregon Water Law conference, presented jointly with Kimberly Grigsby, GSI Water Solutions, Inc., The Seminar Group, Portland, OR, October 27, 2023
  • “Water Rights 101,” Oregon Water Law conference, The Seminar Group, Portland, OR, October 27, 2023
  • “Oregon Groundwater Regulation Developments.” Oregon Association of Water Utilities Annual Management & Technical Conference, Sunriver, OR, March 10, 2023.
  • “Water Issues in Oregon–A policy update,” Oregon Women for Agriculture, February 2022
  • “Water Law 101.” Hermiston Farm Fair, November 2021


2022 Eastern Oregon Economic Summit

June 16, 2022

The Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition is hosting the Summit which will include industry tours, speakers, and a series of discussion panels focused on regional economic updates, federal and state legislative updates, program and industry updates, and more.


Understanding the new climate rules

March 2, 2022

The Climate Protection Program (CPP), Oregon’s new regulatory program starting in 2022, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve co-benefits from the reduction of other non-greenhouse gas air contaminants and improve the welfare of communities of color, tribal communities, communities experiencing lower incomes and rural communities. Attorney Marika E. Sitz explores the mechanics of the CPP and its potential impact on nurseries and other businesses in a recent article published by Digger Magazine.


Marika E. Sitz Joins Jordan Ramis as Associate Attorney

November 2, 2021

Jordan Ramis PC is pleased to announce Marika E. Sitz has joined the firm as an associate attorney, joining the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources team.


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