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Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

5 ranked lawyersBand 1TexasUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Trusted team of energy and public utilities experts representing clients across the full spectrum of electricity and oil and gas matters before bodies such as the PUCT and RRC. Extensive regulatory capabilities see it advise multiple pipeline companies across the state as well as marquee electricity players, acting on contested proceedings, regulatory compliance and investigations. Increasingly working on policy matters in the renewable energy space. Also experienced in representing clients before state and federal courts.

Strengths

Interviewees praise the firm's "excellent attorneys."

Work highlights

Provided counsel to Southwestern Electric Power Company in obtaining a certificate of convenience from the PUCT, relating to a $2 billion wind farm project.

Acted for Azure Midstream Energy and TGG Pipeline in two arbitration proceedings concerning various claims as to unpaid fees and damages.

Notable practitioners

Casey Wren has particular expertise in ERCOT matters and also advises clients on PPAs and rate proceedings.
"An excellent attorney."

James Mann handles complex pipeline matters for upstream, midstream and downstream companies.
"One of the deans of the practice; he really knows the industry." "He is good at strategy and prioritizing the issues."

Kerry McGrath represents electric utilities in a plethora of regulatory proceedings before the PUCT. He is particularly knowledgeable of issues affecting clients in the transmission space, with considerable expertise in certification cases.
"She is very experienced and adept at handling utility regulatory matters before the Commission."

Patrick Pearsall has experience representing electric utilities in base rate and cost recovery matters. He also handles various PUCT applications and other regulatory concerns.

William Coe handles PUCT proceedings including cost recovery actions, rate cases and certification work on behalf of electric utilities.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Texas

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)


Casey Wren
Senior Statespeople
Kerry McGrath
Band 1
Patrick Pearsall
Up and Coming
William Coe
Band 3

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas)


James E Mann
Band 1