Cody is a member of the Energy and Utility Practice Group focusing on administrative law in the area of public utility regulatory and enforcement proceedings. Cody’s practice involves the representation of municipalities and utilities before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink, Cody practiced with a regional firm, representing and defending local municipality, utility, and semi-governmental entity clients in a wide range of matters including regulatory enforcement and permitting, Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act compliance, land use regulation, and litigation in Texas state courts.

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law (2011)
  • B.A., Sociology, Southwestern University (2008)

Professional Licenses

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2012)

Representative Experience

  • Administrative representation before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding a variety of permitting, enforcement and rulemaking matters
  • Representation of municipal governments and private utility companies concerning retail utility service areas and wholesale utility rates, contracts, and services
  • Advising municipal and private utility clients on wholesale water supply and power agreements

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
    o CLE Committee
  • Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

Publications and Presentations

  • San Antonio In House Counsel Summit “Contract Swords & Shields: Contract Clauses to Eliminate the Courthouse, Avoid a Jury or Select Your Forum” (2013)

Cody is a sixth generation attorney who grew up in Brownsville, Texas along the Rio Grande and is proud to call Austin home. When he’s not enjoying the city’s robust food and music scene with his wife, he can likely be found hunting in South Texas, exploring the Texas Hill Country, or running the trails around Austin.