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Jared Russell Wigginton

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Whitefish, MT

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Learn Jared’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    35%
    Provide legal services relating to regulatory, litigation, appellate, permitting, and compliance matters for an array of industries. Work with clients on federal, state, and local environmental, natural resources, and related legal issues.

    8 years, 35 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Represent clients in array of litigation matters from environmental and natural resources, to breach-of-contract, toxic torts, and class actions.

    8 years, 10 cases

  3. Appeals
    15%
    Represent clients before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and various State and regulatory appellate bodies, including Washington Supreme Court and Montana Board of Environmental Review.

    8 years, 10 cases

  4. Admiralty and maritime
    10%
    Represent associations and companies in litigation, appellate, regulatory and compliance, permitting, and enforcement matters. Primary representation has been for fisheries clients and related to port/waterway/offshore activities and development.

    8 years, 10 cases

  5. Agriculture
    5%
    Represent agricultural associations and companies in litigation, appellate, regulatory and compliance, permitting, and enforcement matters. Primary experience with agricultural clients centers on litigation and appellate work.

    6 years, 4 cases

  6. Construction and development
    5%
    Represent associations and companies in litigation, appellate, regulatory, and permitting matters. This has included defending challenges to infrastructure permits.

    8 years, 8 cases

  7. Energy and utilities
    5%
    Represent energy and utilities companies in litigation, appellate, regulatory and compliance, permitting, and enforcement matters.

    8 years, 10 cases

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.

Licensed for 8 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 01/07/2023
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 02/01/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Good Steward Legal, PLLC
P.O. Box 5443
Whitefish, MT, 59937
Jared Russell Wigginton
284 Moose Trl
Whitefish, MT, 59937-8437
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • UC Irvine
  • B.A., magna cum laude,
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • 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.
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Associations

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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

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Whitefish Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Jared Russell Wigginton
Jared Russell Wigginton
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Whitefish, MT
Licensed for 8 years