Lisa R. Crabtree Associate

Lisa's practice focuses on energy and utility regulation. She represents electric and gas utility clients in complex regulatory litigation, and has appeared as outside counsel in more than a hundred matters before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, North Carolina Utilities Commission, and Illinois Commerce Commission. Lisa has served as lead counsel for proceedings involving rider cost recovery for generation and transmission facilities, demand-side management and energy efficiency programs, and certificates of public convenience and necessity approvals.

Lisa advises clients on every facet of an administrative proceeding including preparation for initial filings, discovery, and public hearings. She has experience serving as a first chair in these trials. Lisa also has assisted clients develop data access and privacy policies and procedures associated with advanced metering infrastructure.

While in law school, Lisa clerked for the Office of the General Counsel and served as research assistant to Professor James H. Seckinger. She was awarded the 2012 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for distinguished achievement in the art of advocacy. As an undergraduate at the University of Richmond, she was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, and received the May Thompson Evans Award for outstanding scholarship in political science.

Experience

Outside counsel for major electric and natural gas utility applicants in base rate review proceedings.

Outside counsel for major electric utility applicant in annual generation, transmission, and distribution rider proceedings.

Outside counsel for major electric utility gaining prudency finding on first in the nation off-shore wind demonstration project.

Outside counsel for major electric utility and gas local distribution applicant in obtaining certificates of public convenience and necessity for infrastructure projects.

Outside counsel for major electric and natural gas utility applicants for approval and rate recovery for energy efficiency and conservation programs.

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, Executive Managing Editor, Journal of College and University Law, 2012
  • University of Richmond, BA, Political Science, cum laude, 2007
  • Virginia
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