Timothy D. Patterson Associate

Tim represents energy clients in complex regulatory litigation before the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He has represented electric utility and gas clients in various rider and cost recovery proceedings, affiliate approvals, and applications for transmission line certificates of public convenience and necessity. He has also assisted with major rate case proceedings, in which he handled voluminous discovery, testimony development, and settlement negotiations.

Tim advises and assists clients with every stage of case development, discovery, and public hearings. He also regularly advises clients regarding the regulatory implications of utility business proposals and new capital projects.

Outside of his practice, Tim is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond, where he teaches an introductory legal course and leads the undergraduate Mock Trial program. 

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Tim defended physicians and hospitals at trial in medical malpractice litigation and in regulatory proceedings before state licensing boards. In law school, Tim was a member of the University of Richmond Law Review and President of the Moot Court Board.


Represented major electric utility in $14 billion merger approval proceeding and related litigation.

Represented major electric utility in proceedings to certify and recover costs of various new generation and transmission facilities.

Represented major electric utility in heavily disputed cost recovery proceedings related to environmental compliance projects.

Advised major electric utility regarding government relations initiatives and development of legislative proposals.

Advised and represented major electric utility in rulemaking proceedings related to net metering and interconnection procedures.

Developed regulatory compliance model to assist business units of major electric utility with internal reorganization.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2015
  • University of Richmond, BA, 2010

Member, Richmond Bar Association

Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, 2015 – Present

  • Virginia
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