James P. Dougherty

Harrisburg, PA
100 Pine Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
T 717.237.5249
F 717.260.1684

Jim practices in the Energy & Environmental, Oil and Gas, Municipal Recovery and Government Relations practice groups. He represents industrial users before state and federal regulatory commissions with respect to utility matters, including natural gas, electric, water, wastewater and communications. Jim devotes a significant part of his practice to representing industrial interests before state legislatures on energy and water matters. He also represents small utility companies and cable companies before state regulatory commissions regarding gas, electric, water, wastewater and stormwater matters.

Jim's practice includes representation of large water and wastewater users regarding legislative and regulatory matters before local, state and federal agencies. While the majority of his practice is before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the appellate courts of Pennsylvania, he is also active in biofuel and alternative fuel development in the U.S. and Canada.

Other Areas of Practice

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Professional Energy Managers, Board of Directors 1990-93
  • Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, 1999-2002
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • End Use Subcommittee, Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, Chair
  • Gas and Electric Coordination, Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, Co-Chair
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition Member

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  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1977
  • The Pennsylvania State University, M.P.A., 1978
  • George Washington University, M.B.A., 1984
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • Ohio, 2005
  • New York, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals