SENIOR ATTORNEY | Water Law

Email: adoud@youngwooldridge.com

Alan is a member of the Firm’s Water Law and Special Districts Department, specializing in water, public agency, land use, and business law.  He represents clients on a broad range transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, including matters before the State Water Resources Control Board, groundwater adjudications, eminent domain proceedings, contract negotiations, real property transactions, and litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level. Alan is pleased to return to Young Wooldridge, having previously been with the Firm from 2008-2013.  In the interim Alan spent several years serving as Senior Counsel to the Tejon Ranch Company, the owner of the largest contiguous parcel of privately owned land in the State of California.  Alan advised Tejon’s management on all facets of the Company’s business, including water issues associated with Tejon’s commercial and residential real estate developments, and various regulatory and litigation matters affecting the disposition of Tejon’s water assets.

Alan was born and raised in Pasadena, California.  He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and spent a semester in college studying in Washington, D.C., through American University’s Washington Semester Program.  Alan returned to Washington after college where he worked for three years as a legislative assistant to a member of Congress representing California’s Central Valley.

In 2006, Alan received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, earning the highest mark in Law and Economics. 

Alan resides in Bakersfield with his wife and two daughters. 


Education:

      • B.A. (Cum Laude) Political Science — Gustavus Adolphus College, 1997

      • J.D. — University of San Diego School of Law, 2006    

 

Admitted:

      • State Bar of California, 2006

      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2008    

Business & Professional Associations:

      • Kern County Bar Association

        Kern County Farm Bureau; Board Member

        Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Executive Board Member

        Lutheran Housing Support Corporation; Board Member


Honors, Awards & Achievements:

 


Martindale Hubbell Rating: BV

Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2011

Highest Mark in Law and Economics, University of San Diego School of Law