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, utilities, and landowners before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including providing consulting services to firms needing aid in navigating these regulatory agencies.
Cody also has extensive experience 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.

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  • Professional Licenses and Educationopen


    • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2012)
    • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law (2011)
    • B.A., Sociology, Southwestern University (2008)

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    • Represented the first Class A water utility in Texas to file for a rate increase at the Public Utility Commission.
    • Represented a large municipally-owned electric utility in its request to integrate 400MW of electric load into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
    • Represented municipalities, water districts, and individual landowners in transmission line routing proceedings at the Public Utility Commission.
    • Represented municipally-owned utilities in disputes regarding Public Utility Commission certificated electric service areas.

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    • Speaker, “Is Change Coming? Transmission Rate Filings at the PUC,” Texas Public Power Association Annual Meeting July 2018.
    • Speaker, “The Transmission Line Siting Process for Cities and their MOUs,” Texas Public Power Association Legal Seminar November 2017 & Annual Meeting July 2017.
    • Speaker, “Distributed Generation – Opportunities and Challenges Faced by Public Power,” Texas Public Power Association Legal Seminar October 2015.
    • San Antonio In House Counsel Summit “Contract Swords & Shields: Contract Clauses to Eliminate the Courthouse, Avoid a Jury or Select Your Forum,” April 15, 2010.

  • Professional Associations and Membershipsopen


    • State Bar of Texas
    • Austin Bar Association
    • Austin Young Lawyers Association
    • Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

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    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.