Randall Wilburn of Austin, Texas, was sworn in as a member of the Washington State Bar on May 4, 2018 by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Loring. Wilburn and his wife Karen are retiring to Lopez Island.
Prior to practicing law, Wilburn was a consulting engineer, designing
utility, land development, environmental, and capital improvement projects
in the Austin and Houston areas. While working for the State environmental
protection agency, he was Director of the Texas water quality protection
programs and the Texas water right and water quality assessment programs.
He was instrumental in the creation of the Rio Grande Alliance, an alliance
of U.S. and Mexican environmental and conservation groups focused upon the
protection of the environment within the Rio Grande basin. He served on the
boards of both the Galveston Bay Estuary Program and the Coastal Bend Bays &
Practicing in the area of Administrative Law, Wilburn has been the lead
counsel in several high profile water utility rate cases, including the
first successful appeal of a wholesale water rate since the Texas Third
Court of Appeals announced the Public Interest Test in Texas Water Com'n v.
City of Fort Worth.