Contested Cases

Practice Contacts

Phillip G. Oldham
Rex D. VanMiddlesworth
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More than 30 years ago, our attorneys tried the first contested rate case before the PUC. Today, our attorneys continue to apply their trial skills to the administrative process. We represent our clients in regulatory disputes, including those that involve:

  • Rate-making proceedings,
  • Planning and implementation of transmission line construction,
  • Market-power assessments,
  • Tariff proceedings, and
  • Open-access transmission requirements.

As trial lawyers we are skilled at persuading the specialized judges who hear utility cases and at cross-examining expert witnesses on the most complex industry issues. We also defend PUC decisions that we have won for TIEC and other clients. We are involved through every step of the process – from the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the PUC, through the District Court and Court of Appeals systems, to the Supreme Court of Texas.