Jim has spent over 40 years in the fixed utility industry. Jim now practices in the Energy and Environmental Law Practice Group of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC’s Harrisburg, PA office, representing industrial users before state and federal regulatory commissions and agencies with respect to utility matters, including natural gas, electric, waster, wastewater and communications. Jim devotes a significant part of his practice to representing industrial interests before state legislatures on energy matters.

The majority of Jim’s practice is before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the appellate courts of Pennsylvania. He has participated throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays and has made presentations regarding the various aspects of interstate shale gas development. He has participated in biofuel and alternative fuel development throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Jim is also involved in the valuation and monetization of private, municipal and municipal authority assets, including water and wastewater facilities.


The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1977

The Pennsylvania State University, M.P.A., 1978

George Washington University, M.B.A., 1984

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1990


Gary F. Yenkowski Client Service Award Recipient, 2018


Association of Professional Energy Managers, Board of Directors 1990-93

Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, 1999-2002

Pennsylvania Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisors


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia


New York