Remembering and Honoring Kenneth A. Wilson, Sr.
It is with great sadness that we convey the news of the passing of Ken Wilson, our former “name partner” at Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson. Ken graduated from the University of Oregon and Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After working as a sole practitioner in Santa Rosa for several years, Ken joined Meyers Nave in 1993. Ken had an outstanding reputation as an honest, forthright and plain-spoken city attorney for the cities of Healdsburg and Clearlake. Ken was the driving force behind the Firm’s decision to open a Santa Rosa office. While at Meyers Nave, Ken further strengthened the Firm’s presence in Sonoma County as we added such clients as the City of Cloverdale (still a Meyers Nave client), the Town of Sonoma, and the Sweetwater Springs Water District (also a current Meyers Nave client). Ken also served as city attorney to the City of Fort Bragg and district counsel to the Irish Beach Water District in Mendocino County.
Ken was an outdoorsman at heart, and much preferred jeans and a plaid shirt in the office over a suit any day. Outside of the office, Ken’s expertise included fly-fishing, hunting, boating and horseback riding. Ken retired from the Firm in 2003, and returned to a family-owned marina and restaurant business at Lake Almanor in Prattville, Plumas County. Our thoughts are with Ken’s wife, Karen, and their children. The Firm’s thoughts also go out to everyone at Meyers Nave who had the privilege of working with and learning from Ken, as well as the many clients and communities that Ken served. For all of us, Ken was a reliable friend, dedicated colleague and compassionate human being. We are grateful to include Ken as part of the Meyers Nave family.