About Heraclio

Heraclio Pimentel is an environmental litigation associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group. Heraclio advocates for his clients’ interests in the environmental sphere including water rights and regulation, the oil and gas industry, and land use. Heraclio has represented clients in contract disputes, citizen suits, and adverse governmental determinations, and assisted water agencies in defending their interests and actions in litigation.

Heraclio was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Pollack (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii (2018–2020). During law school, Heraclio externed at the California Energy Commission and United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX.

Prior to practicing law, Heraclio taught English for four years in Saga, Japan, with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Heraclio is a member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming subcommittee, and California Coaching and Mentoring Committee.

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  • Assisted public entities with implementation of CalRecycle’s SB 1383 Regulations.
  • Assisted public entities with review of ordinances implementing federal pretreatment standards.
  • Clerked for Honorable Richard W. Pollack (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii, 2018–2020.
  • Constitutional Law I Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis School of Law.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2022–2023
  • King Hall Alumni Association Award Recipient, 2018

Civic Activities

  • Advanced Clinic Participant, UC Davis Law School, Aoki Water Justice Clinic, 2017–2018
  • Intake Volunteer, DACA & Naturalization Workshops, Davis, CA, 2015–2018
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