John C. Peck

John C. Peck

Special Counsel

Kansas City

32 Corporate Woods
9225 Indian Creek Pkwy #600
Overland Park, KS 66210

T: 913.253.2146
F: 866.347.1474

jpeck@ku.edu

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Mr. Peck teaches classes in family law, land transactions, water law, and contracts at the University of Kansas School of Law. He has served as Special Counsel for Foulston Siefkin since 1996 and concentrates on water law and real estate transactional work. Mr. Peck is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Education

  • University of Kansas (J.D., 1974)
    Order of the Coif; Articles Editor - Kansas Law Review
  • Kansas State University (B.S., 1968)

Admissions

  • Kansas (1974)
Community Involvement
  • Rotary Club of Lawrence
  • Kansas City Harmony
Relevant Experience

Mr. Peck’s work at Foulston Siefkin has been primarily in water rights transactional work, including buying, selling, changing, and preserving water rights and representing clients before the Division of Water Resources of the Kansas State Department of Agriculture. His clients have included cities, industries, golf courses, farmers, developers, and estates.

Law School, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas: Associate Professor, 1978 to 1983; Professor, 1983 to present; Connell Teaching Professor in Kansas Law, 1999 to present. Everett, Seaton & Peck, Attorneys at Law, Manhattan, Kansas: Associate, 1974 to 1975; Partner, 1975 to 1978. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Public Health Service, Washington, D.C.: staff engineer; assistant to director of NATO pilot study on air pollution, 1968 to 1971.

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Natural Resources Law and Water Law, 2003-2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association Member, Title Standards Committee
  • Journal of the Kansas Bar Association Board of Editors
  • Connell Family Teaching Chair,University of Kansas
Presentations

2012

  • Speaker on water law topics (1982 to present: Chicago; San Antonio; Denver; Kansas City; San Francisco; Seattle; Istanbul, Turkey)
Publications

2011

  • Water Use and Reuse: The New Hydrologic Cycle
    -Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain min. Law Fifty-Seventh Annual Institute

2009

  • Comparative Water Law and Management: The Yellow River Basin In Western China and the State of the Kansas In the Western United States
    -Kansas Journal of Law
  • Land Description Errors: Recognition, Avoidance, and Consequences
    -Kansas Bar Association

2008

  • Groundwater law and Management: The Asia (IWMI)-Kansas Program
    -Creighton Law Review

2006

  • Groundwater Management in Kansas: A Brief History and Assessment
    -Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

2004

  • Water Law Chapter
    -Kansas Annual Survey of the Law published annually by Kansas Bar Association
  • Book chapter on Kansas Water Law, Waters and Water Rights
    -State Surveys
  • Protecting the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas from Depletion: The Teaching Perspective
    -Journal of Land, Resources, & Environmental Law

2003

  • Property Rights in Groundwater–Some Lessons from the Kansas Experience
    -Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

2001

  • Assessing the Quality of a Water Right
    -Kansas Bar Association

1997

  • Title and Related Considerations in Conveying Kansas Water Rights
    -Kansas Bar Association

1995

  • Loss of Kansas Water Rights for Non-use
    -Kansas Law Review
  • The Kansas Water Appropriation Act, a Fifty-Year Perspective
    -Kansas Law Review

1994

  • Condemnation of Water and Water Rights in Kansas
    -Kansas Law Review

1992

  • Water Law in Kansas History
    -Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Water Assurance Districts
    -Kansas Law Review

1991

  • Book chapter on Kansas Water Law, Waters and Water Rights
    -State Surveys

1990

  • Water Law Chapter
    -Kansas Annual Survey of the Law published annually by Kansas Bar Association
  • A Legal Study of Water Transfer Act
    -Kansas Water Resources Research Institute

1989

  • Legal Aspects of Kansas Water Resources Planning
    -Kansas Law Review

1988

  • Kansas Water Rights: Changes and Transfers
    -Kansas Bar Association

1985

  • Improving Effectiveness in Planning and Equity Financing of State Water Resources Management
    -Kansas Water Resources Research Institute

1984

  • Legal Aspects of Water Storage in Federal Reservoirs in Kansas
    -Kansas Law Review

1982

  • Legal Constraints on Diverting Water from Eastern to Western Kansas
    -Kansas Law Review

1980

  • Kansas Groundwater Management Districts
    -Kansas Law Review

1979

  • Kansas Reporter
    -Water Law Newsletter