Tim O’Laughlin

Professional Experience                                                       


Tim O’Laughlin advises clients on matters involving water, land use and planning, and the environment.  He has extensive experience as general counsel to public agencies, and regularly attends meetings of their governing boards to advise them on the requirements of open meeting laws and election requirements, as well as on their general powers, rights and obligations.

Mr. O’Laughlin represents clients in and before all federal and state judicial, administrative and regulatory forums, including the California State Water Resources Control Board. Mr. O’Laughlin was lead counsel for the San Joaquin River Group Authority in the Bay-Delta Water Rights hearing, which included more than 80 hearing days during 9 separate phases. As a result of Mr. O’Laughlin’s efforts, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted the settlement proposal offered by the San Joaquin River Group Authority as the sole method for meeting the flow dependent objectives of the San Joaquin River Basin.

Tim O’Laughlin is a founding member of O’Laughlin & Paris LLP. He has 15 years of experience in water law and public agency representation.