Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C. is happy to announce that the Chair of our Energy and Utility Practice Group has been named Lawyer of the Year in Austin, and five principals have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since this resource was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with “Lawyer of the Year” designation.

Congratulations to our Best Lawyer and Lawyer of the Year!

Thomas Brocato
Energy Regulatory Law – Lawyer of the Year

Thomas heads the Firm’s Energy and Utility Practice Group and represents clients before regulatory agencies, the courts, and the legislature. In addition to his focus on utility administrative law, his experience at the legislature and with rate proceedings, rulemakings, transmission line licensing applications, and appellate litigation make Thomas a valuable resource for clients with electric, gas, and water utility issues.

Congratulations to our Best Lawyers!

Lambeth Townsend
Energy Law

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.

Michael “Mike” Gershon
Water Law

Mike heads the Firm’s Water Practice Group and assists clients with a variety of water resource management, permitting, transactional, and water utility matters, including representation in court and before state regulatory agencies. 

Sheila Gladstone
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Sheila heads the Firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and assists employers with all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling employers on the legal issues and strategic decisions involved in personnel decisions, auditing employment practices for legal compliance, defending employers from claims, and conducting internal investigations of employee complaints.

Lauren Kalisek
Administrative/Regulatory Law

Lauren is the Firm’s Managing Director and leads our Districts Practice Group. She has practiced for more than 20 years in Texas water utility and water quality law and focuses on providing counsel to cities, river authorities, water districts, and other local governmental organizations.

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