Drew Darby, Wes Strickland, Scott Weatherford Speak at TWCA/TRWA Water Law Seminar


Drew Darby spoke on “Legislative Preview: Legislators’ Perspective,” Wes Strickland spoke on “Market Cost of Water and Impacts of Drought: Where Are Water Rates Headed?”, and Scott Weatherford spoke on “Legal Ethics and Social Media.”

The TWCA is a nonprofit association that promotes and supports the development, conservation, protection, and utilization of the state’s water resources. The TRWA is a nonprofit education and trade association that is dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply in Texas.

Drew is of counsel in the Real Estate practice group. A native of San Angelo with more than 40 years in practice, Drew has extensive experience in matters related to real estate, oil and gas/energy, water law, and commercial transactions. He serves in the Texas House of Representatives as a Republican representing District 72, which includes San Angelo and encompasses nine West Texas counties. Drew received his B.B.A. Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

Wes focuses on helping clients develop, acquire and monetize water resources and infrastructure. He commonly represents public and private corporations, government enterprises, investment funds and private water right holders. He has been involved in many of the largest and most significant water development projects in the United States for more than a decade, across multiple states and regions, with a strong focus on Texas and California. His projects include the development and adjudication of surface water and groundwater rights, water storage, interbasin transfers, water conservation and marketing, recycling and desalination. Wes received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Scott has represented employers in a number of labor and employment matters involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, claims for unemployment, contract disputes, wage and hour violations, OSHA violations, and ERISA claims for benefits. Scott also understands the unique opportunities and risks that the social media revolution has presented to businesses in all industries; with that understanding, Scott not only counsels employers regarding social media policy and best practices, but also utilizes his understanding of social media throughout the litigation process. He received his B.A., with honors, and B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.