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Paul Weiland is a partner at Nossaman LLP, a law firm based in California, where he also serves on the firm’s management committee. Weiland’s clients include public agencies, private developers, large landowners, and trade associations, whom he counsels on issues including land use, endangered species, wetlands, and water and air quality.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Weiland worked in the Law and Policy Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He litigated a number of high-profile trial and appellate cases, assisted federal agencies in the formulation of policies, and drafted comments on proposed legislation regarding the Endangered Species Act, federalism and preemption, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other legislation.

Weiland is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Environmental Law Section of the Harvard Law School Association. Recently, he was named one of the top 25 land use attorneys in California.

Weiland graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Indiana University, earning a Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. Weiland earned a JD at the Harvard School of Law, where he was a Heyman Fellow.