Campbell McGinnis leads McGinnis Lochridge’s Electric Energy Practice Group. He frequently litigates electric utility regulatory matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, including electric transmission line certification cases and major electric utility rate cases. He provides corporate, business and legislative counseling as well.
Campbell also serves as legal counsel for a large Catholic Diocese and a religious order, handling a broad range of general business matters. He has been listed in Best Lawyers©, Energy Law since 2008.
Campbell has litigated numerous cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas. He has represented landowners and utilities in electric transmission line certification cases, electric utilities in retail service area disputes, and wholesale customers in retail rate cases involving electric transmission and distribution services.
His other noteworthy experience in this area includes:
- Assisting in analyzing and commenting on proposed legislation and rules affecting the electric industry.
- Helping clients draft administrative rules and proposed legislation, as well as assisting with legislative efforts.
- Counseling clients regarding the interconnection of electric facilities and the acquisition of a generating plant, as well as sales, transfers and mergers.
- Assisting in a wide variety of commercial transactions, including construction and financing.
- Assisting in the development of legislation restructuring the Texas electric industry, and facilitating retail competition for electric energy.
- Participating in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) development of market structures for retail competition.
- Successfully defending a utility client against antitrust allegations involving the provision of electric transmission service.
- Assisting clients with corporate formation, governance issues, fiduciary responsibilities, bylaws and financing.