Wes Miliband leads the Firm’s California water practice. As a water rights and water resources lawyer, Wes is driven by passion for the subject matter with a proven track record of success and creativity on behalf of private and public interests throughout the State of California. Wes focuses on securing and protecting water rights and water supplies including assistance with water transfers as well as the infrastructure necessary to treat, store and deliver water. Wes’ practice lends itself to related environmental issues involving water quality impacts to surface water and groundwater supplies, regulatory permitting, and environmental compliance with federal and state requirements. With unique cross training as advisory, transactional and trial counsel, and having represented individuals and public and private entities, Wes provides clients with highly-sophisticated strategic approaches for effectively resolving challenging circumstances and disputes that result in environmental litigation.
Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Wes was a partner at a law firm based in southern California. Wes started his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, where he prosecuted twenty jury trials and several more before the court. As a law student, he clerked for Judge Gerald G. Johnston of the Orange County Superior Court. Prior to law school, Wes was on staff for a Member of Congress.
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