Paul S. Weiland

PhD’96, Public Policy

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IU Bloomington


Paul Weiland is a partner at California-based law firm Nossaman, where he serves on the firm’s management committee. His clients include public agencies, private developers, large landowners, and trade associations, which 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 of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. 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 received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, a PhD in public policy from Indiana University, and a JD from the Harvard School of Law.