All Practices


Our trial lawyers have extensive experience representing utility clients before state utility commissions in contested case proceedings, rulemakings, and policy dockets.

We represent clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), federal trial and appellate courts, county commissions, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and various administrative agencies. In addition to electric utilities, we represent municipal water districts, Indian tribes, municipalities and energy project developers on energy issues.

Our experience includes:

  • Agreements related to utility-owned generation facilities
  • Commercial transactions
  • EPC agreements
  • Hydroelectric licensing
  • Hydroelectric operations
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Joint-use agreements
  • Line extensions
  • Municipal franchises
  • Power sales agreements
  • Property rights
  • Qualifying facilities
  • Utility-related environmental issues
  • Water rights

Our energy and utility clients also turn to us to litigate other complex disputes such as contract, ERISA, fraud, professional malpractice, employment, and class action disputes.

Related Cases

Portland General Electric v. British Nuclear Fuels plc, BNFL USA Group, Inc., Sierra Nuclear Corporation, and British Nuclear Fuels, plc
David Kafoury, et al. v. Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 209 Or. App. 77 (2006)
Benitez v. Portland General Electric
Jackson et al. v. Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric v. City of Portland, et al.
Portland General Electric v. Deloitte & Touche
Blue Heron Paper Co. v. Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric v. U.S. Bank Trust
Southern California Edison v. Portland General Electric
Public Services Building, LLC v. PacifiCorp
The Durst Organization v. PacifiCorp