Seth Hilton is a partner in the Energy Development practice group. He focuses his practice on energy regulation and litigation, representing clients before a variety of energy regulatory agencies in California, including the California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission, as well as in stakeholder proceedings at the California Independent System Operator. His clients include developers of thermal and renewable generation, energy storage developers, transmission developers, energy service providers, and investor-owned and publicly-owned utilities.
Seth also represents energy clients in state and federal court, and has significant experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation. That experience includes jury and bench trials as well as appellate matters, including successfully arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal. Seth also has extensive experience in handling arbitration and mediation.
Following law school, Seth served as law clerk to the Honorable David V. Kenyon, United States District Court for the Central District of California. In 2003, Seth was appointed to serve on the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Federal Courts. Prior to joining the firm, Seth was an associate with Morrison & Foerster in the firm’s Walnut Creek office.
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