Since 2004, Thomas has solved problems for Lloyd Gosselink clients through his more than 25 years of experience in representing clients before regulatory agencies, the courts, and the legislature. In addition to his focus on utility administrative law, his experience in electric aggregation development, rate proceedings, transmission line licensing applications, and appellate litigation make Thomas a valuable resource for clients with gas and electric utility issues.

Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (1990)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (1987)

Professional Licenses
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (1990)
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Experience
  • Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel — Assistant Public Counsel
  • Representing residential and small commercial consumers on electric utility matters
  • Public Utility Commission of Texas — Assistant General Counsel
    Representing the public interest in regulatory matters

Publications & Presentations
  • Co-Speaker “State Utility Issues Update,” TCAA Summer Conference, June 2015
  • “Municipal Participation at the Public Utility Commission and Railroad Commission,” 2014 TCCFUI Fall Seminar, December 2014
  • “Witness Preparation,” EUCI Course presented in Denver, Colorado, June 2013, Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 2013, Chicago, December 2013, Dallas, April 2014, Sacramento, July 2014
  • In-House “Witness Preparation Seminar,” FERC Staff Training, May 2014
  • “Got to Regulate: Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right,” Gulf Coast Power Association Annual Meeting, April 2014
  • “Municipally Owned Utility Rate Appeal – City of Austin, Electric Rate Review,” presented at the Texas Public Power Association Annual Meeting, 2013
  • “MOU Rate Appeal – City of Austin, Electric Rate Review,” presented at the Public Utility Law Section Seminar, August 2013
  • “Energy Update: Recent Energy Cases and PUC Activities” presented at the TCCFUI Legislative Wrap-Up Seminar, October 21, 2011
  • “Recent Developments at the PUC, RRC, and TWDB,” presented at the Texas City Attorneys’ Summer Conference, June 10, 2010
  • “Competitive Renewable Energy Zones,” presented at the A&WMA / AAEE Spring Symposium, April 15, 2010

 

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Texas Public Power Association
  • National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, Electric Committee Representative (1997-2003)
  • Public Utility Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Officer (2002-2004)
  • Electric Reliability Council of Texas -Wholesale Market Subcommittee, Member (2002-2003)
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: 2016 and 2017
  • Selected Texas Super Lawyers List, Thomson Reuters: 2016

Thomas has many interests including history, sports, exercise, and being outdoors. Mostly, however, Thomas enjoys helping people and spending time with his family.