I am a highly skilled, well trained and respected lawyer with multiple talents in a variety of disciplines I bring passion, analytical skill and persistence to any undertaking, be it a long shot legal case (where I have a proven track record), a new area of law (such as marine renewables where I am a driving innovator), getting civil penalties vacated or money refunded for energy clients or adapting new technology/trends I use my unique combination of talents on behalf of, or within, corporations, law firms, renewable energy companies, or others who seek excellent service, top notch work and creative problem solving I also seek speaking engagements and offer turnkey programs on a variety of cutting edge topics.
Career highlights include:
*Practicing energy regulatory law since 1988, including all aspects of electric utility regulation before FERC and state PUCs Law firm recognized in ABA Bar Journal and Washington Legal Times
*obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds or penalty rebates for energy companies
*lnternationally recognized legal/policy expert on offshore renewables,
*founder of Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (now 40 members); significant experience in permitting offshore renewables and hydro. identifying funding sources and resolving regulatory uncertainty
*Litigation experience at admin hearings and courts First chaired admin. hearings five jury trials, discovery and motions practice in complex federal cases. Appellate practice includes over thirty appellate matters.
*Finding money so that clients can pursue claims or build projects
*Creator of ABA Topl00 Blawg, MyShingle.com (2002), longest running blog on solo and small firm practice, and respected commentator.
*Author of Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be (December 2002)
*Co-contributor American Law Media, Legal Blogwatch.typepad.com