Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Katie Coleman has been recognized as one of Texas Lawyer’s 2018 Lawyers on the Rise. The award recognizes 23 lawyers under the age of 40 who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State. Profiles of Lawyers on the Rise will appear in the September issue of Texas Lawyer magazine, and an event honoring their accomplishments will be held September 19 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. To learn more about the award, click here.
Ms. Coleman has quickly made a name for herself as a thought leader on energy markets and energy regulation in Texas, with a client following far beyond her years. She is a Partner in the Firm’s Austin office, where she practices regulatory and administrative law with a focus on state and federal energy regulations, energy markets, energy litigation and appeals, and government affairs. In many respects, her practice defies categorization, as she moves easily from advising clients on transactional matters to testifying before state agencies and legislatures on high-profile energy issues. She is outside energy counsel for many of the largest industrial and manufacturing businesses in the state.
Her expertise and leadership have resulted in her being one of the youngest attorneys to serve in several key leadership roles in both industry and bar groups. As the Firm’s Government and Regulatory Practice Leader, she is one of the youngest practice leaders in Thompson & Knight’s history. In addition, Ms. Coleman serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA), the most widely recognized and influential trade organization on energy matters in Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast. She previously served as Chair of the Public Utility Law Section (PULS) of the State Bar from 2016-2017. Ms. Coleman is also a frequent speaker on energy and electric market issues. Recognized for her legal work, she has also been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (2015-2018), The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2018), The Legal 500 US by Legalese (2018), and Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2016-2018).