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

Winston P. Skinner

Winston P. Skinner
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Winston P. Skinner

Winston’s principal area of practice is energy regulation and litigation, with a focus on representing utilities in the electric, oil and gas industries, including rate, certification, and rulemaking proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), Railroad Commission of Texas, other state and federal regulatory commissions, and Texas courts. His practice also includes eminent domain litigation and counseling.

Experience Highlights

  • (PUCT) — Trial counsel before the State Office of Administrative Hearings for various electric utilities’ applications for certificates of convenience and necessity (CCN) for 345 and 138 kilovolt electric transmission lines across Texas, including: the Dallas-Fort Worth area; East Texas; and West Texas

  • (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. Dist. − Wise Cnty.) — 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 electric and pipeline 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 

Credentials

  • 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
  • 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; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas; Louisiana (inactive)