Chris brings broad and deep experience in electric utility issues—including deregulated wholesale and retail electricity markets—to our Energy and Utility Practice Group. He’s a leading participant in the decision-making process of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and he currently serves on ERCOT’s Technical Advisory Committee.

Chris represents cities in transmission and distribution rate cases and proceedings and represents consumers in complaints at the PUC.

Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink, Chris served as the Lead Electric Policy Analyst for the Public Utility Commission of Texas where he advised the commissioners on electric-industry matters.


  • Practice Areasopen

  • Professional Licenses and Educationopen


    • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2004)
    • Licensed in Illinois (2003)
    • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School (2002), cum laude
    • B.B.A. Accounting, University of Houston (1999), cum laude



  • Representative Experienceopen


    • Represents cities as consumers in the ERCOT stakeholder process
    • Serves as Small Commercial Consumer Representative on ERCOT’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) (2007 to present); serves as Small Commercial Consumer Representative on ERCOT’s Retail Market Subcommittee and Wholesale Market Subcommittee
    • Represents cities in transmission and distribution utility rate case proceedings at the Public Utility Commission of Texas
    • Represents cities in challenges to PUC decisions in District Court
    • Represents commercial businesses, small industrial concerns, churches and non-profits in complaints against their Retail Electric Provider at the Public Utility Commission of Texas


  • Publications and Presentationsopen


    • Panelist, “Overview of the Ancillary Services Construct” ERCOT Market Summit, February 26, 2015.
    • Panelist, “Grid Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection” Fall Conference of the Gulf Coast Power Association, October 1, 2014.
    • ”ERCOT 101”, Texas Municipal League (TML) and Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP), “ABCs of Energy” Seminar, Round Rock, Texas, December 7, 2012).
    • “Proposed Amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules: What is Changing and Why,” Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues “Back to Basics” Seminar, Irving, Texas, September 17, 2010
    • Panelist, Nodal Transition in the ERCOT Market, Public Utility Law Section Conference, August 27, 2010
    • Panelist, Zonal to Nodal: A Special Briefing Workshop by the Gulf Coast Power Association, August 19, 2010
    • Conference Co-Chair of the 2009 Fall Conference of the Gulf Coast Power Association
    • Co-chaired a panel on the deregulated Texas retail power market during the 2007 Fall Conference of the Gulf Coast Power Association
    • “Energy and the Stimulus Legislation: What ARRA Means for Texas Cities,” Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues (TCCFUI), March 20, 2009



  • Professional Associations and Membershipsopen


    • State Bar of Texas



  • Honors and Awardsopen


    • Selection for inclusion by Thomson Reuters in Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition 2010


  • Personal Profileopen


    Austin was an obvious choice for Chris; where else can you navigate the complexities of energy and utility law during the day, then play Bluegrass banjo, guitar, or dobro that night? When he’s not practicing law, playing music, or barbecuing, Chris performs his favorite role as husband to Holly and Dad to Lucy and Simon.