Townsend, Lambeth

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Townsend, Lambeth

In State and Federal courts and administrative tribunals, Lambeth represents companies and political subdivisions across a wide spectrum of regulatory and commercial activities. Lambeth focuses on all aspects of utility and water law. Prior to joining Lloyd Gosselink, Lambeth was General Counsel for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1987 - 89, and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, 1977 - 84.

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and District of Columbia, and U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Board Certified in Administrative Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • Represents clients in permitting matters at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Public Utility Commission and in appeals of agency actions in state courts, including District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the Texas Supreme Court
  • Represents utility and political subdivision clients in contract litigation and defends clients in agency enforcement actions
  • Represents investor, cooperative, and municipally owned electric, water, and wastewater utilities in all aspects of their business and regulation
  • Represents and advises clients in negotiating and contracting for the sale and purchase of electric, water, and wastewater utilities and obtaining the required regulatory approvals
  • Represents clients in negotiating wholesale supply and wholesale services contracts
  • Represents clients at the Railroad Commission of Texas concerning intrastate pipeline rates and retail distribution rates
  • Represents clients at Public Utility Commission concerning rates, services, and certificates of convenience and necessity
  • Represents utility and political subdivision clients at Public Utility Commission in rulemaking proceedings, including open access transmission, restructure of the regulation of electric utilities for retail competition, market design for the competitive wholesale power market, and in applications for certificates of convenience and necessity (“CCN”) for transmission lines
  • Author, Cancellation of Water Rights in Texas:  Use It, or Lose It, 17 St. Mary’s Law Journal 1217 (1986)
  • Co-author, “Standards for Determining the Public Interest in Merger Cases: Application to Texas Public Utilities,” 13 Tex. Journal of Corporate Counsel 84 (1994)
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • AV  Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: 2010-2023
  • Selected Texas Super Lawyers List, Thomson Reuters: 2011-2022
  • Listing by Chambers and Partners USA for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) - Texas 2020, Band 3
Born and raised in Paris, (not France) Texas, Lambeth loves learning and understanding other cultures through travel and hopes to visit every continent (except Antarctica). Lambeth enjoys spending time with his family. Most of all, Lambeth enjoys the experience of travel with his wife, Nancy. Lambeth’s interest in our system of government and its effects on individuals and businesses led him to the legal profession.

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