Attorney Profiles

 

Ann M. Coffin

ann.coffin@pcrllp.com

98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1450

Austin, TX 78701-4082

(512) 879-0915 - phone

(512) 879-0912 - fax

 

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Ms. Coffin has held positions at both the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas.  Ms. Coffin’s practice encompasses a wide range of administrative areas, including the representation of electric and telecommunications utilities, as well as natural gas distribution companies and pipeline companies.  Ms. Coffin represents these clients both in administrative proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and before the Texas courts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noteworthy

  • Listed in Expert Guides “Best of the Best USA” for Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Administrative/Regulatory Law and Energy Law, 2016 – 2017
  • Parsley Coffin Renner LLP listed by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings in the practice areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law and Energy Law (Metropolitan Tier 2 – Austin).
  • Leaders in their Field, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) (Texas), Chambers USA “Leading Lawyers for Business,” 2011 – 2016
  • Parsley Coffin Renner LLP Highly Recommended as a Leading Firm in Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity and Oil & Gas) by Chambers USA, 2011 – 2016
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award Winner 2014 – 2015
  • Selected for inclusion by Thomson Reuters in Texas Super Lawyers:            2005 – 2007, 2011 – 2016
  • Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2013, Energy & Projects Lawyer of the Year Nominee
  • Parsley Coffin Renner LLP Recognized for Excellence by the Houston Business Journal, June 2011
  • Public Utility Commission of Texas
    • Director of Enforcement, 1997 – 1998
    • Assistant General Counsel, 1995 – 1997
  • Railroad Commission of Texas
    • Hearings Examiner, Oil and Gas Division and Transportation Division, 1993 – 1995

 

Representative Experience

  • Lead and co-counsel in numerous appeals from administrative agency orders, involving Texas electric transmission and distribution utility, Texas natural gas local distribution utilities, and Texas intrastate, natural gas transmission pipeline utility
    • Successful 2011 Texas Supreme Court case involving Atmos Energy Corporation, CenterPoint Energy and Texas Gas Service Company;
    • Successful 2011 Third Court of Appeals case involving administrative agency adoption of alternative rate adjustment mechanism;
    • Representing electric transmission and distribution utility, Texas natural gas local distribution utilities, and Texas intrastate, natural gas transmission pipeline utility in numerous administrative appeals in the Travis County District Courts
  • Lead counsel for Texas gas distribution utility in 2015 Distribution Cost Recovery Factor Proceeding before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for a Texas electric transmission utility in connection with its 2012 and 2014 rate filings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for Texas electric transmission and distribution utility in connection with its 2010 system-wide rate filing before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for one of the country’s largest natural gas only distributors in rate proceedings and other matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for Texas intrastate, natural gas transmission pipeline company in connection with its 2010 system-wide rate filing before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel in successful defense of natural gas local distribution company in connection with Railroad Commission of Texas’ prudence review of approximately $40 million in natural gas purchases
  • Texas regulatory counsel for Dow 30 company providing broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services
  • Routinely represent and advise clients in rulemaking and compliance-related proceedings

 

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Public Utility Law Section, Member
  • Executive Committee Member, 2000 – 2003, 2011 – 2014
  • Texas Utility Lawyers, President, 2013
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Association of Women in Energy

 

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School 1993, J.D.
    • Moot Court Board
  • Southern Methodist University 1990, Bachelor of Science

 

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

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