Public Utility Attorney in Austin
Austin, Texas, Administrative Law Attorneys
The lawyers at Herrera & Boyle PLLC have assisted clients across the State of Texas with their public utility legal needs for over 25 years in the areas of electric, gas, water, and telecommunications. We offer capable and cost-effective counsel and representation on behalf of individual and corporate ratepayers, municipalities, and municipally-owned utilities through every step of the legal process - from regulatory concerns, including rate proceedings and licensing proceedings, up to and including the appeals process. We are proud to have served a variety of client interests and industries for more than three decades, including cities and counties, grocery stores, retailers, hospitals, statewide associations, consumer groups, worker organizations, homeowners' associations, farmers and ranchers, colleges and schools, water utilities, river authorities, municipal utility districts, and telecommunications companies. Our practice also includes representing our clients' interests in the legislative arena. To speak with a skilled attorney about your public utility issue, contact our firm today.
More than a quarter century of public utility experience
Our attorneys have built their reputation on proven experience in public utility and administrative law. Herrera & Boyle PLLC provides the highest level of service to our clients: we seek effective resolutions to legal issues while minimizing costs. We look not only to resolve immediate concerns, but also take into account our clients' "big-picture" issues to achieve a better long-term outcome. Representation involves a range of issues, including electric and telephone utility rate-making, regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, utility deregulation, franchise agreements with investor-owned utilities, mergers and acquisitions of utilities, location of transmission lines, and appellate proceedings, and negotiation and arbitration of interconnection agreements.
Herrera & Boyle PLLC assists clients with legal issues in the following areas of public utility:
Electric and Telecommunications Law: Our Firm represents individual ratepayers, governmental entities, and corporate concerns in ratemaking proceedings and in certification proceedings involving, for example, the construction of new transmission lines or the establishment of a new service area.
Gas Utility Law: In the absence of market forces, it takes a vigilant approach to gas-utility regulation to protect ratepayers from being overcharged. We assist municipalities throughout Texas with gas utility law issues.
Water Utility Law: From assessing the validity of proposed rate increases to obtaining permits for public utilities that wish to provide service to specific areas, we handle all aspects of water utility law.
Legislative Representation: Some matters can only be addressed by advocacy at the Texas Legislature to write or change a law. The firm's attorneys are registered lobbyists, and office two blocks from the State Capitol for quick access during legislative sessions. We are available to meet with legislators and their assistants, and participate in drafting and amending bills, lobbying on behalf of clients and the public, testifying at committee hearings, and sharing background information with the media. In addition, the firm monitors and reports to clients on statutory developments. Our firm provides pragmatic and effective legislative representation during any step of the legislative process.
A reputation of integrity and excellence
To speak with a capable attorney about a resolution to your public utilities matter, contact Herrera & Boyle PLLC today.
Herrera & Boyle PLLC
816 Congress Ave, Ste 1250
Austin, TX 78701
Herrera & Boyle PLLC provides legal counsel and representation for municipalities and municipally owned utilities in Austin and across the state of Texas. Including Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander, Lakeway, Westlake, Bastrop, Elgin, Wimberley, Kyle, Buda, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville, TX. We practice primarily in Williamson County, Travis County, and Hays County.