Timothy J. Wasiewski

TIMOTHY J. WASIEWSKI joined the firm of O’Laughlin & Paris LLP in 2015. Mr. Wasiewski’s practice focuses on assisting public and private clients with complex water and environmental law issues, including water right priority, stream adjudications, the Endangered Species Act, water quality issues and water transfers.  He is also involved in the firm’s litigation and appellate practice.

Mr. Wasiewski graduated from the University of Delaware, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University, College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2006. Mr. Wasiewski is a member of the California State Bar and the Sacramento County Bar Association.  He is also admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Prior to joining O’Laughlin & Paris, Mr. Wasiewski worked at a prominent personal injury firm in New York City where he worked in both the litigation and appellate departments. He also worked at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, in Brooklyn, New York, where he participated in drafting hundreds of appellate decisions for one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation.


  • Defend private landowner in challenge to water rights confirmed by the Shasta River Decree
  • Represent growers and farmers in action against water district for distribution of payments owed for rice crop damage due to cold water releases pursuant to the Agreements on Diversion of Water from the Feather River and Settlement of Issues Related to the Temperature of Water Diversions
  • Represent irrigation district as an intervening party in an action against the State Water Resources Control Board challenging the issuance of orders granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions