Lori Anne Dolqueist’s practice focuses on water, energy, transportation and telecommunications regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She is experienced in representing clients in utility mergers and acquisitions, rate cases, investigations, rulemakings and other aspects of state and federal regulation. Lori has specialized expertise in California utility regulatory matters, with particular focus on matters involving water utilities. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, NPR and CNBC.com about California utility issues.

In recent years, Lori has been actively engaged by her utility clients in increasingly complex general rate cases before the CPUC and is able to deliver optimal results through both settlement negotiations and CPUC litigation. She has also represented clients in the accelerating number of mergers and acquisitions taking place in the utility industry in California, and has obtained timely approval of such transactions with favorable terms. Lori has also assisted clients that are the subject of CPUC investigations and successfully obtained approval of controversial multimillion-dollar utility capital projects.

Lori is able to provide assistance with ratemaking, rulemaking, investigation and complaint proceedings at the CPUC for regulated entities and other interested parties. From developing compelling pleadings to navigating the complex CPUC process, she is able to deliver favorable results for her clients. Additionally, based on her extensive knowledge of administrative hearings, Lori has developed a multiday witness preparation program that allows both experienced and new witnesses to maximize the effectiveness of their time on the stand.



Speaking Engagements


Community & Professional

Conference of California Public Utility Counsel, Board of Directors


Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for Utilities Law in San Francisco by Best Lawyers in America©, 2022, 2023

Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for Utilities Law, 2020-2024

Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2024

Recognized as a California Trailblazer by the Recorder



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