Jared R. Wigginton

Jared R. Wigginton
Seattle, WA

About Jared

Jared Wigginton is an associate in the Environmental practice group of Stoel Rives. As an environmental and natural resources litigator, Jared serves clients in multiple industries, including fisheries, oil and gas, renewable energy, and municipalities. His goal is to help clients successfully resolve legal issues in the most efficient and beneficial manner possible.

Jared actively participates in Stoel Rives’ pro bono program, providing civil rights and constitutional law litigation services.

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  • Jared has both trial and appellate litigation experience. This experience involves, among other laws, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and Administrative Procedure Act. Jared also has experience addressing the domestic effects of international environmental treaties.
  • In an advisory capacity, Jared has helped clients navigate legal issues involving the Federal Power Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Mineral Leasing Act, Naval Petroleum Reserve Production Act, and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, among others.
  • Before joining Stoel Rives, Jared served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael L. Douglas of the Nevada Supreme Court and completed a legal externship for the California Office of the Attorney General in the Public Rights Division. Jared was also a high school teacher at his alma mater, teaching the Multicultural Council course.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, 2016-present
  • Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, 2015-present
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Howard D. McKibben Chapter, 2013‑2015
  • Recipient, Theodore M. Pritkin Award for International Law Writing Competition
  • Recipient, Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence: International Environmental Law; Ocean and Coastal Law; and Land Use Planning

Civic Activities

  • Pro Bono Representation: Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • "Unlocking Natural Resources—An Exploration of Environmental Regulatory Challenges to Development in the Arctic" (moderator), 4th Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium, Seattle, Wash., April 14, 2017  
  • Streamlining the Environmental Review Processes” (co-author), Law360, December 2015
  • “Same-sex Marriage in the United States: History, Circuit Splits & the Imminent Supreme Court Decision,” Howard D. McKibben American Inns of Court, February 2015
  • “Governing a Global Commons: Sharks in the High Seas,” 25 VILL. ENVTL. L. J. 431, 2014
  • “Large-Scale Land Investment in Africa: An Issue of Self-Help and Self-Determination,” 20 U.C. Davis J. INT’L L. & POL’Y 105, 2013
  • “An Expert Perspective: The Present and Future of Energy, Land-Use, and Mineral Legal Practice in California,” BUS. L. J., 2011

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