Lee  - F. - Feinberg

Lee F. Feinberg

Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3831 - office
304.881.1827 - mobile


  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1969
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
Mr. Feinberg's primary areas of practice are energy law and public utility law matters.

Representative Experience

  • Preparing and litigating certificates for coal-fired and natural gas power plants and wind power projects
  • Planning and Litigating the first EWG Siting Certificate case in West Virginia
  • Planning and Litigating the first natural gas base load EWG Siting Certificate case in West Virginia
  • Assisting industry in preparation for electricity deregulation and the resulting energy markets
  • Negotiating and preparing all types of energy contracts – purchase, transportation, production and fuel management
  • Providing representation before the West Virginia Public Service Commission on behalf of industrial and commercial consumers, utilities, pipelines, power plants and energy development companies
  • Representing clients in the electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater, landfill, telecommunications and wind power industries
  • Providing representation before government agencies, arbitration panels, circuit courts, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, numerous federal trial and appellate courts, including United States Supreme Court, on all types of energy matters
  • Representing groups or associations before the Legislature and government agencies on energy and other matters
  • Negotiating and drafting much of West Virginia’s electric deregulation plan
  • Drafting most of the changes to natural gas sections of the West Virginia Code
  • Negotiating the first natural gas self-help contracts in West Virginia
  • Planning and litigating the first LDC bypasses in West Virginia
  • Serving as the third (neutral) arbitrator in energy disputes


  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Energy Law in Charleston, W.Va


  • West Virginia House of Delegates, Member, 1983 – 1986
  • West Virginia Governmental Ethics Commission, Member and Chairman, 1989 – 1997
  • Alliance for Civil Justice Reform, Co-Chairman
  • Public Service Commission Task Force on Electricity Restructuring
  • Public Service Commission Task Force on Pooling and Balancing of Interruptible Natural Gas
  • Public Service Commission Task Force on Rules and Regulations of Practice and Procedure
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member; Executive Committee, Member; Chairman, Civil Justice Reform Committee
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