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Winston P. Skinner
Winston P. Skinner
Counsel — Energy Regulation
Counsel — Energy Regulation

Winston P. Skinner

Winston P. Skinner

200 West 6th Street
Suite 2500
Austin, Texas 78701

Winston P. Skinner

Experience Highlights

  • (PUCT) — Co-lead counsel before the PUCT and State Office of Administrative Hearings for various electric utilities’ applications for certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) for numerous 345 and 138 kilovolt electric transmission lines throughout Texas

  • (RCT) – Lead counsel before the RCT in gas utility’s application for securitization recovery of extraordinary gas costs related to Winter Storm Uri event

  • (RCT) – Co-lead counsel before the RCT for four gas local distribution companies’ base rate cases and consolidation proceedings

  • (RCT) – Co-lead counsel before the RCT for three gas transmission pipelines’ base rate cases and consolidation proceedings

  • (Regulatory Commission of Alaska) — Trial counsel for gas utility in base rate proceeding 

  • (PUCT) — Represented electric utility in base rate case and change of control proceedings 

  • (Tex. − Wise County Court at Law) — Represented an electric utility in condemnation and nuisance proceedings relating to the construction of a transmission line; the matter was successfully resolved at mediation after obtaining summary judgment in client’s favor on the nuisance claim

  • Represents electric utility and pipeline clients in various state courts across Texas seeking to obtain easements through condemnation for numerous projects totaling hundreds of miles

  • (PUCT) — Represents electric utility clients in various CCN, rulemaking, complaint, and rate proceedings

  • (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) — Represented various natural gas pipelines in Section 311 rate proceedings 


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., political science summa cum laude, 2008 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Judicial clerk for The Honorable James J. Brady, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2011–2012
  • Chambers USA, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas)(Texas), 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Energy Law (Dallas), 2022–2024
  • Juvenile Pro Bono Award 2013, co-recipient of firm-wide pro bono award for work representing clients before the Dallas County Truancy Courts
  • Member: American Bar Association; Texas Bar Association
  • Texas; Louisiana (inactive)