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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Lee F. Feinberg

Lee F. Feinberg

Co-Chair, Utility, Energy & Communications Law Group

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

tel: 304.340.3831
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Mr. Feinberg's primary areas of practice are energy law and public utility law matters.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1969
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Preparing and litigating certificates for coal-fired and natural gas power plants and wind power projects
  • Planning and Litigating the first EWG Siting Certificate case in West Virginia
  • Planning and Litigating the first natural gas base load EWG Siting Certificate case in West Virginia
  • Assisting industry in preparation for electricity deregulation and the resulting energy markets
  • Negotiating and preparing all types of energy contracts – purchase, transportation, production and fuel management
  • Providing representation before the West Virginia Public Service Commission on behalf of industrial and commercial consumers, utilities, pipelines, power plants and energy development companies
  • Representing clients in the electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater, landfill, telecommunications and wind power industries
  • Providing representation before government agencies, arbitration panels, circuit courts, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, numerous federal trial and appellate courts, including United States Supreme Court, on all types of energy matters
  • Representing groups or associations before the Legislature and government agencies on energy and other matters
  • Negotiating and drafting much of West Virginia’s electric deregulation plan
  • Drafting most of the changes to natural gas sections of the West Virginia Code
  • Negotiating the first natural gas self-help contracts in West Virginia
  • Planning and litigating the first LDC bypasses in West Virginia
  • Serving as the third (neutral) arbitrator in energy disputes

  • Blogs

    Banking on This: Spilman Mortgage & Consumer Banking Report
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    This blog addresses mortgage regulations and consumer lending issues impacting financial institutions and businesses from a legal perspective. Postings largely focus on the legal environment in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but often address issues of import to a...

    INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished Ideas
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of practices, spanning litigation and corporate law, for clients large and small. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. This blog is updated and maintained by...

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