Utilities Litigation

Fairfield and Woods represents clients in the telecommunications, energy and utilities industries in all types of litigation and dispute resolution, including representation before the Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory bodies. We also work with clients to develop strategies to anticipate potential litigation and minimize risks.  Our experience includes:

  • Defense of environmental claims and citizen suits
  • Representation of telecommunications providers (facilities-based, wireless and resellers) in all types of regulatory proceedings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Negotiation with regulators over permit violations
  • Litigation of construction and financing disputes involving utilities
  • Litigation of wire strikes, cable cuts and cost recovery issues
  • Personal injury actions involving utilities
  • Litigation of service territory disputes among utilities
  • Representation in contested zoning, tower location permits and transmission planning disputes
  • Litigation of membership disputes
  • Litigation of insurance coverage disputes involving utilities
  • Adjudication of water rights