Joshua D. Weber
Joshua D. Weber
1750 SW Harbor Way, Ste. 450
Portland, OR 97201
Willamette University College of Law, J.D.
Oregon State University, MFA, 2005
Arizona State University, B.A., 2003
Editor in Chief, Willamette Law Review
Summa Cum Laude
Josh Weber joined Davison Van Cleve in 2011 and became a shareholder in 2015. He is based in Portland, but primarily works on issues in the Southwest, including Nevada, where he is a member of the State Bar of Nevada. Josh has built significant expertise in procurement of energy resources, including renewables, and in helping both large direct access customers as well as consumer-owned utilities in the Northwest and Southwest navigate rapidly changing energy markets. Additionally, he handles a wide range of transactional matters and represents his clients in regulatory proceedings before state utility commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The grandson of homesteaders from the Carson Valley in Northern Nevada, Josh has focused his practice on energy issues that are key to economic development in his home state and the Western U.S. Through his work on behalf of large technology companies and consumer-owned utilities, as well as his efforts on behalf of Energy Choice for large and small consumers alike, he has quickly become a recognized leader and advocate for a new energy economy. Josh’s clients believe that rich renewable resources, rapidly advancing innovation, and thoughtful policy choices can supply the foundations for a thriving future in the region generally, and Nevada specifically.
As part of the DVC team, Josh represented the first utility located outside of California to become a participating transmission owner and load-serving entity in the California Independent System Operator Corporation, and has helped guide numerous large customers on the path to direct access in several western states. He has served as Energy Counsel for several cooperative utilities, and general counsel to Nevada’s largest electric cooperative. Josh has extensive experience assisting clients in the development and negotiation of power purchase agreements, from planning and financing to execution, and provides legal advice regarding the development of utility-scale solar facilities and PURPA compliance. He is a registered lobbyist in both Oregon and Nevada, advocating for the interests of consumer-owned utilities and large energy users.