Nossaman LLP

Martin A. Mattes

Partner

T 415.438.7273
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Marty Mattes has over 30 years of experience focusing on law and policy relevant to the energy, transportation, water, and telecommunications industries, emphasizing regulation of public utilities and agencies by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in an environment of evolving competition.

He represents clients providing or seeking to provide energy, transportation, water, and telecommunications services on a public utility basis, offering services in competition or cooperation with public utilities, or taking services from such companies.

He has particular experience and expertise in matters relating to service costs, rate setting, and operating rules for water, electric, gas, and telecommunications companies, as well as contracting for energy and telecommunications services. He also has extensive experience in CPUC regulation of the safety of passenger carriers, especially light rail transit systems, extension of utility services to new real estate developments, and the application of environmental impact review in the context of utility and transportation projects.

Mr. Mattes began his career in public utilities regulation with nearly 10 years on the staff of the CPUC, in successive positions as staff counsel, legal advisor to the CPUC president, administrative law judge, and assistant chief ALJ. He has been in private practice since 1986. He has served as President of the California Conference of Public Utility Counsel and is an active member of that group and also of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Power Association of Northern California, the San Francisco Bar Association, the International Council of Environmental Law, and the Federal Energy Bar Association.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Mr. Mattes served as assistant chief administrative law judge and legal advisor to the President of the California Public Utilities Commission. In addition, he has been an instructor at the Graduate School of Business at Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Awards & Honors

Chosen for inclusion in the "Best Lawyers in America" guide for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, and Energy Law, 1991-2015.

Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco magazine in the areas of Utilities, Energy and Natural Resources, and Environmental Law, 2006-2010.

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practices

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1974

B.A., Stanford University, 1968

Admissions

California

United States Supreme Court

Various U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

Conference of California Public Utility Counsel

Power Association of Northern California

California Water Association

American Public Communications Council

Federal Communications Bar Association

Federal Energy Bar Association

International Council of Environmental Law

Awards & Honors

Chosen for inclusion in the "Best Lawyers in America" guide for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, and Energy Law, 1991-2015.

Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco magazine in the areas of Utilities, Energy and Natural Resources, and Environmental Law, 2006-2010.

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

     
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