Dinnin, W. Patrick

(512) 322-5848

Patrick assists clients with matters involving electric, gas, and water utility services before the Public Utility Commission, Railroad Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings regarding ERCOT matters, license applications, rate proceedings, service area issues, rulemakings, consumer complaints, enforcement, and government relations.

Patrick has significant experience investigating, negotiating, and settling violations of ERCOT protocols, PURA, and PUC rules in his previous role in the PUC's Oversight and Enforcement division.

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas (2015)
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2015)
  • B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • Represents clients in rulemaking, service area, and rate case proceedings at the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Represents clients in complaints and enforcement matters at the PUC
  • Previously represented the PUC in a myriad of issues as an Attorney in the Oversight and Enforcement division, including matters regarding wholesale and retail electricity services, CCNs, ERCOT Protocols, ancillary services, abandonment of water services, utility submetering and allocation billing, overcharges, violations of Commission orders, license revocations, rulemakings, and the Texas no-call list
  • Author, “Wave of Electric Utility Rate Cases Expected in 2019,” The Lone Star Current, April 2019
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Public Utility Law Section
    • Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (2005)
Patrick is a 5th generation Texan, which comes across in his love for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dr. Pepper, and home-grown jalapeños. As an Eagle Scout, Patrick has a passion for camping and hiking, traveling the country to explore mountains, rivers, and forests with his friends. He played on the University of Texas Rugby Team in college, but now settles for a non-contact round of golf at Butler Pitch & Putt. More than anything, he enjoys quiet, lazy evenings at home with his wife, Morgan, and his pets.

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