Public utility law involves all aspects of the provision of utility service to the public. From the utility standpoint, this involves the organization and operation of the utility in accordance with State statutory provisions and in accordance with the regulations of state and federal agencies. This requires a knowledge of state and federal law, as well as the regulatory environment. Representation of a public utility involves governmental operations, contracts, bidding requirements, budgetary matters, public funding through bonded indebtedness, employment matters, land acquisition and development, and the production of the utility services. For almost 50 years, the lawyers at Parker | Lawrence have served as general counsel to a public water and sewer utility district.
We have also served as customer ratepayer counsel in disputing utility rates that were not fair and reasonable, as required by state law.