Lee F. Feinberg
Co-Chair, Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group | Counsel
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3831
mobile 304.881.1827
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Mr. Feinberg's primary areas of practice are energy law and public utility law matters.

Education

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

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
Appellate Litigation Corporate & Business Law Energy Law Government Relations Litigation Natural Resources Shale Gas Law Utility Law Midstream Services

Distinctions

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

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Memberships

  • Chair, West Virginia Governmental Ethics Commission, 1989 – 1997
  • Co-Chair, Alliance for Civil Justice Reform
  • 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: Executive
    Committee; Chair, Civil Justice Reform Committee

Other

  • 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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