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Todd F. Kimbrough

Partner
  • (713) 362-2554
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Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law
    J.D.
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
    M.S.
  • Southwestern University
    B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
About Todd
He is very talented in the preparation of briefs and rebuttals for each case and he is expeditious in getting results.

- Chambers USA

Q&A
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Prior to entering the legal field, I was a commissioner's advisor at the Public Utility Commission or Texas (PUCT) and managed Texas governmental affairs for major retail electric power providers. Additionally, I served as general counsel and interim CEO for the third-largest municipal electric utility in Texas.

  • Which Courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    I represent electric clients before state utility commissions, such as the Public Utility Commission of Texas; Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC); and the Texas Reliability Entity (RE), as well as other North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) regional entities. Additionally, I represent midstream pipeline companies and local distribution companies in matters before state regulators, including the Texas Railroad Commission.

     

     

Select Matters

  • Served as lead regulatory counsel for one of the nation’s largest Native American tribes in electric utility proceedings before the Arizona Corporations Commission.
  • Represented a large generation and transmission cooperative in various certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) and rulemaking proceedings.
  • Rate case counsel to the largest natural gas utility in Georgia.
  • Represented a major generation and transmission cooperative in a declaratory order proceeding regarding the assignment of electric transmission projects to non-incumbents in the portions of Texas not in ERCOT.                    
  • Lead counsel for Alaskan electric cooperative in Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) proceedings related to the creation of formula rate mechanisms.
  • Represented a major investor-owned utility before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in the successful acquisition of the largest transmission and distribution utility in Texas
  • Defended a power marketer against allegations of improper trading practices within ERCOT.

Publications

    Speaking Engagements

      Credentials

      Education
      • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, J.D.
      • Texas A&M University-Commerce, M.S.
      • Southwestern University, B.A.
      Courts
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
      • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
      Bar Admissions
      • District of Columbia
      • Texas
      Professional Affiliations
      • Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Technical Advisory Committee, 2001-
        2002; Wholesale Market Committee, 2001-2002 and 2009-2011; Protocol Revisions
        Subcommittee, 2001-2002
      • Texas Utility Lawyers Association
      • State Bar of Texas, Public Utility Law Section
      • Southwestern University, Board of Visitors, 2016-2020
      Awards & Accolades
      • Chambers USA, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) -Texas, 2021
      • Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2020
      • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, Top Energy Lawyers in the U.S., 2015-2018
      • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Energy Law, 2017