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Caylin J. Barter

Practice Areas
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Water Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Endangered Species


Caylin J. Barter is a water and natural resources lawyer at Jordan Ramis PC.  She advises private landowners and public entities alike in matters involving water rights, natural resources, environmental regulations, and related issues.  Prior to joining Jordan Ramis PC, she served as flow restoration director for The Freshwater Trust, the nation’s oldest water trust. In that role, she developed water use agreements with private landowners, conducted due diligence on water rights and property ownership, and oversaw water right transfers for agricultural users.  She has also worked on developing state water policies that fund irrigation efficiency projects and achieve water quality and streamflow targets.  In addition to her nonprofit experience, she has worked on water and natural resource issues in the public and private sectors.

During law school, she worked as a natural resources law clerk for the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Office of the Solicitor in Portland, analyzing legal matters related to water rights, grazing permits, mining claims, and endangered species.  She also volunteered as a student advocate for low income clients of the Mortgage Clinic at Southern Arizona Legal Aid and clerked with the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.
Prior to becoming a lawyer she worked in applied conservation.  She was a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, including one fire season on the Prineville Interagency Hotshot Crew.  Later, she worked as a biological science technician, surveying streams throughout the Tahoe National Forest to characterize river morphology and ecology prior to timber harvest.
Outside of the office, you can find her exploring Oregon’s rivers, forests, mountains, deserts, and coastline with her family.

Education & Admissions

  • B.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University, magna cum laude, 2003
  • J.D., Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, cum laude, 2013
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Arizona State Bar (Inactive)
  • Nevada State Bar (Inactive)


Memberships & Activities

  • Oregon Women Lawyers (2018-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (2018-Present)
  • Multnomah Bar Association (2017-Present)
  • Oregon Metro, Natural Areas Program Performance Oversight Committee member (2017-Present)
  • Oregon State Bar, Environmental & Natural Resources Section, Executive Committee member (2016-Present)
  • Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, Pro Bono Attorney Program (2016-Present)

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