Wesley Beverlin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Public Agency & Municipal Law Practice. Mr. Beverlin represents public agencies and private parties on a wide range of legal matters. He is General Counsel for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, the Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project Authority and Sunset Beach Sanitary District.

He has more than 35 years of experience handling the following types of matters:

  • Public Agency Law
  • Joint Powers Authority Formation and Representation
  • California’s Brown Act (Open Meetings), Public Records Act and FOIA Requests Compliance
  • Clean Water Law Compliance
  • Environmental Law, including CEQA compliance
  • CERCLA Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation
  • General Business and Corporate Litigation

Representative Court Cases

  • Friends of the Hastain Trail v. Coldwater Development LLC et. al., member of the litigation team that obtained a reversal of the trial court's judgment imposing a public trail easement on the owner's property, 1 Cal. App. 5th 1013 (2016)
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Young Kee Yang, et al. (2016), condemnation of defendant’s commercial property for Metro’s Westside Purple Line Subway Extension Project and the relocation of defendant’s four commercial tenants
  • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority v. Miller Coors LLC (2014), condemnation of the property necessary for the Gold Line’s Irwindale Station public parking facility
  • Downey Real Estate Holding LLC v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2013), successful defense against plaintiff’s inverse condemnation and nuisance action and successful defense against plaintiff’s appeal
  • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority v. City of Monrovia, et al. (2013), condemnation of property required for the Gold Line's Maintenance & Operations Facility
  • Southern California Edison v. Cheiky, et. al. (2011), condemnation of Kern County electrical transmission line easements for SCE’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project
  • County Sanitation District No. 14 v. Kato, et. al. (2010), condemnation of 61 separate parcels involving 161 separate owners and interest holders
  • Southern California Edison v. Pilla (2009), condemnation of necessary electrical transmission line easements for SCE's Tehachapi renewable transmission project
  • County Sanitation District No. 20 v. Betty Kaufman, et. al., California Superior Court (2008), condemnation of 42 separate parcels of land involving 122 separate owners and interest holders, for expansion of plaintiff’s waste water treatment plant
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1902, AFL-CIO v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, (2004), successfully defended the MWD against Local 1902’s petition to compel arbitration and for writ of mandate. Also successfully defended the case on appeal, 126 Cal. App. 4th 247 (2005)
  • County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County v. Rio Hondo Rancho Corporation, et al., California Superior Court (2003), successful prosecution of plaintiff’s condemnation action for subterranean sewer line easements
  • T&R Painting & Drywall v. Forest City Enterprises, et al. (1998), successful defense and settlement of plaintiff’s construction breach of contract claims
  • Vetrotex CertainTeed Corporation v. Consolidated Fiber Glass Products Co., U.S. District Court (1994), successful trial court motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction, affirmed on appeal 75 F.3d.147 (3d Cir. 1996)
  • United States v. Montrose Chemical Corp., et al., U.S. District Court (1993), successfully represented defendant Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in settling this complex CERCLA environmental litigation, 827 F. Supp. 1453 (C.D. Cal. 1993)
  • County Sanitation District No. 8 v. Watson Land Company (1993) 17 Cal. App. 4th 1268, condemnation of subterranean sewer line easements in Watson’s commercial properties and successful defense against Watson’s appeal
  • County Sanitation District No. 14 v. Henry k. Nakamaru, et al., California Superior Court (1986), condemnation involving 50 separate parcels of land consisting of approximately 161 acres for the construction of plaintiff’s waste water treatment system reservoirs
  • Blackburn Trucklines, Inc. v. Francis, 723 F.2d 730 (9th Cir. 1984)

Professional Presentations

  • "The ADA and Eminent Domain", CLE International, San Diego, 2017
  • "Public Utility Rights Of Way, From Transmission Lines To Pipelines", Los Angeles Panelist, 2008-2007
  • "What You Need To Know About Public Records And Open Meetings", Lorman Seminars, Los Angeles & Bakersfield, Panelist, 2008-2007


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court



United States Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Third Circuit Court of Appeals


  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Transportation Lawyers Association

Awards & Honors

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor, 1977

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Honors, 1974

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