Jared Wigginton, founder of Good Steward Legal, is a U.S.-based attorney dedicated to providing first-rate legal service to clients across the country. Mr. Wigginton has extensive experience representing large and small business clients, national and state trade associations, and governmental entities in complex, high-stakes legal matters. Clients value his collaborative and practical approach to problem-solving, understanding of their business needs, and commitment to proactively and cost-effectively protecting their interests.
Mr. Wigginton represents clients in, among other things, complex civil and administrative litigation, judicial and administrative appeals, regulatory advocacy and counseling, infrastructure and other permitting, and enforcement actions. In doing so, he serves clients from a broad array of industries, including agriculture, construction, energy and power, fisheries, insurance, manufacturing, maritime, mining, natural resources, and water and other utilities. Mr. Wigginton also assists governmental clients.
Substantively, Mr. Wigginton maintains a diverse practice. Although Mr. Wigginton primarily works on federal and state environmental, natural resources, constitutional, and appellate matters, he also generally serves clients in civil litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, class actions, and toxic and other mass torts.
Mr. Wigginton has represented clients in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court (certiorari and merits stage); the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Northern District of California, and District of Montana; the Washington Supreme Court; and multiple federal and state agencies, including the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Montana Board of Environmental Review. Mr. Wigginton is licensed in Montana, Washington, California, and the District of Columbia. He also is accustomed to working with local counsel on litigation matters in jurisdictions where he is not yet licensed.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Order of the Coif||U.C. Davis School of Law||2013|
|Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence, Oceans and Coastal Law||U.C. Davis School of Law||2013|
|Pritkin Award for International Law Writing Competition||U.C. Davis School of Law||2013|
|Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence Land Use Planning Law||U.C. Davis School of Law||2012|
|Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence, Int'l Environmental Law||U.C. Davis School of Law||2012|
|Magna Cum Laude||UC Irvine||2006|
|Founding Attorney||Good Steward Legal, PLLC||2021 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Baker Botts, LLP||2018 - 2021|
|Associate||Stoel Rives, LLP||2015 - 2018|
|Judicial Clerk||Nevada Supreme Court||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||Board Member||2017 - 2020|
|The Waterways Journal||Key Developments Impacting Maritime and Offshore Industry in 2021||2021|
|Power Magazine||Bird Policy Prepares for Another Migration with New Administration||2021|
|Power Magazine||Power Companies Advance Voluntary Avian Protection Plans Without Threat of Liability for Incidental Take||2019|
|Villanova Environmental Law Journal||Governing a Global Commons: Sharks in the High Seas||2014|
|University of California Davis, Journal of International Law and Policy||Large-Scale Land Investment in Africa: An Issue of Self-Help and Self-Determination||2013|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|UC Irvine||B.A., magna cum laude,||2006|
|Quarterly Meetings Between 2018 and 2021||NEPA, ESA, CWA, MBTA, and other Environmental and Wildlife Law Legal Developments||2021|
|American Inns of Court||Constitutional Law Developments on Same-Sex Marriage||2014|
|Avista v. Wash. Dep’t of Ecology||Successful|
|Kisor v. Wilkie||Amici are not parties to the case.|
|Otsego 2000, et al. v. FERC (D.C. Cir.)||Amici are not parties to the case.|
|Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC (D.C. Cir.)||Amici are not parties to the case.|
|Agricultural Manufacturing Class Action||Settled|
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