Our Energy and Utility attorneys have extensive experience representing electric, gas, oil, and other energy-related companies in a variety of commercial disputes and personal injury and property damage cases throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Our solid understanding of this complex area gives us a key advantage in negotiating and litigating disputes.
We have expertise with the interplay between traditional areas of contract and tort law and the regulatory requirements that are unique to this area of law. Whether it involves the National Electrical Safety Code or C.F.R. 192 (transportation of natural & other gas by pipeline safety standards), our attorneys understand the importance of complying with these administratively-imposed standards and how such compliance can be used to defend utilities.
We have counseled electric and gas utility providers, independent oil and gas producers, refiners, retailers, pipeline companies, and distribution companies regarding claims investigation, employment best practices, changing contractor behavior to avoid damage resulting from digging and excavation activities, and other pivotal issues that occur in the day-to-day business environment. With our guidance, clients have defeated or minimized claimed liabilities. Our practical guidance and solid knowledge of the energy and utility industries help our clients achieve their business objectives.
We have worked side-by-side with utilities to efficiently and aggressively resolve a variety of issues. These include:
- Auto and truck accidents
- Contract disputes
- Easement rights
- Electric contact and electrocution cases
- Employment Practices
- FERC/WECC audits
- Gas explosions
- Indemnification and contribution
- Labor relations including representation before the National Labor Relations Board
- Premises liability
- Trademark protection
- Vegetation Management
- Work-site injury