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Julie Caruthers Parsley

julie.parsley@pcrllp.com

98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1450

Austin, TX 78701-4082

(512) 879-0980 - phone

(512) 879-0912 - fax

As a former Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Ms. Parsley focuses her practice on energy-related legal and consulting services in Texas and the Southwest Power Pool.  Ms. Parsley is also a former Solicitor General of Texas, is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, and was an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Appellate Practice and Procedure at the University of Texas School of Law.  She also enjoys an appellate practice in addition to her energy practice.

 

Noteworthy

  • Argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, both en banc and panel; the Supreme Court of Texas; and the Third Court of Appeals in Austin
  • Leaders in their Field, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) (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
  • Selected for inclusion by Thomson Reuters in Texas Super Lawyers:  2004, 2014 – 2016
  • Parsley Coffin Renner LLP Recognized for Excellence by the Houston Business Journal, June 2011
  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 to Present

 

Professional

  • Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas, Austin
    • November 2002 to September 2008
  • Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin
    • August 2001 to November 2002
  • Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin
    • January 1999 to August 2001
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law
    • Appellate Practice and Procedure, 1998
  • Briefing Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, 1990 – 1991

 

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • Association of Women in Energy (AWE), Director, Board of Directors
    •  2011 to present
  • Gulf Coast Power Association, Member
    • Planning Committee, Spring Conference 2016, Fall Conference 2013
    • Planning Committee, Special Briefing for Southwest Power Pool 2014
  • Southwest Power Pool, Regional-State Committee
    • President, 2006 – 2008
    • Vice-President, 2004 – 2005
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 2003 – 2004
  • Texas Energy Planning Council 2004 – 2005
  • National Association of Regulatory Commissioners
    • Broadband over Power Lines Taskforce 2004 – 2006
    • Electricity Committee 2003 – 2008
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1997 to present
  • Austin Bar Association
    • Member
    • Chair, Appellate Section, 1996 – 1997
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inns of Court, 1994 – 1999

 

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 1990
  • Admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas

 

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law 1990, J.D.
    • Texas Tech Law Review
      • Board of Editors, Editor of Fifth Circuit Symposium
    • Board of Barristers
  • Texas A&M University 1984, Bachelor of Science
    • Class Treasurer
    • Recipient, Buck Weirus Spirit Award

 

Selected Law-Related Publications

  • Co-Author, Chapters 147-154, Volume 10, Texas Litigation Guide (1997) (Texas Civil Appeals)
  • Co-Author, Chapters 90-92, Volume 6, Texas Litigation Guide (1999) (Discovery)
  • Co-Owner and Publisher, Index to the Supreme Court of Texas, 1991 to 1999
  • Numerous presentations relating to the electric industry, including the markets in both the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
  • Numerous presentations relating to appellate practice and procedure