Utility Law

To learn more about our Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group, please contact:

Derrick Price Williamson
Co-Chair, Utility Law Group

Lee F. Feinberg
Co-Chair, Utility Law Group

Practice Group Roster

The Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group of Spilman Thomas & Battle provides litigation, regulatory compliance, and counseling in every energy and utility area, including electricity, natural gas, communications, cable television, water, wastewater and renewable energy. Our skilled team of utility and energy attorneys serve clients throughout the region from offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Our team of attorneys and support staff has many years of litigation experience in the regulatory arena and beyond; we provide aggressive representation before state public service/utility commissions, arbitration panels, circuit courts, and state courts of appeal in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia, and federal trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Services provided by the Utility Law Group include:

  • Representing industrial, manufacturing, institutional, and commercial end-users of electricity, natural gas and other utility services in regulatory litigation (including Ratemaking, General Investigation and Rulemaking proceedings) before state public utility/service commissions and appellate courts
  • Providing legislative assistance and input related to federal and state energy laws and regulations on an as-needed basis for large end-user and utility clients
  • Providing advice and counsel to individual large users in contract or service agreement negotiation and quality of service and contract disputes involving the utility providers of such services
  • Representing and counseling large users with respect to energy efficiency, demand-response, and on-site generation issues
  • Representing developers of generation projects, including individual on-site generation projects, large-scale renewable (wind) energy projects, and natural gas-fired generation projects
  • Representing competitive providers of energy and communications services before state commissions, focusing on due diligence and regulatory compliance and, as necessary, litigation, including acquisitions, transfers of permits and complaint defense
  • Representing municipal and public service district clients in water and wastewater regulatory matters
The goal of the Utility Law Group is to assist our clients in anticipating and meeting their business needs as they are affected by utility services and regulation. We provide advice and counsel informed by the current regulatory landscape, and we offer our clients accurate and timely assessments of emerging national and state energy developments and trends. As necessary, we will vigorously represent our clients’ interests in litigation.

See also West Virginia Energy Users Group.

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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney