Ade practices in the firm’s Energy & Environmental Group.  His practice focuses on issues involving electric, natural gas, communication, and water utility services.  Ade represents large industrial and commercial consumers of these services before state and federal administrative agencies.  Ade also counsels several municipalities on energy matters.

Prior to joining McNees, Ade served as a prosecutor in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement.  As a PUC prosecutor, Ade participated in litigation and settlement negotiations concerning utility base rate filings, merger and acquisition applications, 1307(f) purchased gas cost filings, 1307(e) reconciliation filings, electric transmission line siting applications, and natural gas pipeline siting applications.

Ade currently serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2003

Tulane University, J.D., 2008, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Notes and Comments Editor


2011 American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division Diversity Scholarship


Harrisburg Young Professionals, Vice President

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section, Council Member

Vista Adult Services Organization, Secretary

Energy Bar Association, State Commission Practice and Regulation Committee, Vice-Chair, 2015


U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

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