Areas of Practice
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2011
- B.A., Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
- B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
Gregory T. Simmons
Gregory T. Simmons is an associate in the firm’s Energy and Utilities practice group, working on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New York Public Service Commission and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Simmons spent three years representing residential gas and electric utility customers on a variety of matters with the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel. There, Mr. Simmons participated in all aspects of base rate cases and other proceedings before the Maryland Public Service Commission, from discovery to evidentiary hearings to briefing and appeals. Mr. Simmons has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, and he has worked heavily with energy efficiency, smart grid issues, and infrastructure surcharge recovery issues.
Prior to working with the Office of People’s Counsel, Mr. Simmons was a law clerk in one of Maryland’s Circuit Courts (the Circuit Court for Carroll County, Md.), which are courts of equity and general jurisdiction and are the workhorses of Maryland’s trial courts. Mr. Simmons also has environmental law experience, working as a student attorney at the University of Maryland School of Law Environmental Law Clinic, primarily on Clean Water Act and federal procedural issues. Before entering law school, Mr. Simmons was a journalist, reporting for local papers in Maryland as well as the website of a major national news organization.