E. Dandridge McDonald
(304) 353-8113
Office: Charleston
B.S. Yale University
LL.B. University of Virginia
Licensure: ME | WV
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Dan McDonald focuses his practice primarily on public utility and transportation law. Mr. McDonald represents privately owned public utilities, both publicly traded and closely held, as well as publicly owned public utilities such as municipalities and public service districts, and solid waste haulers, transfer stations, and motor carriers of passengers and property.

Mr. McDonald has extensive experience litigating applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity, utility rate cases, affiliated transactions cases, purchases and sales of public utilities, defense of customer complaints, agency rulemakings, and territorial disputes before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.

Work Experience

2003 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1985-2003 Private law practice
1977-1984 Chairman, Public Service Commission of West Virginia
1973-1976 Public Service Commission of West Virginia
1970-1973 Fellow, Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship Program
1969-1970 Ashland Oil, Inc.

Key Experience

Defended a major natural gas producer from claims that its pipeline should be regulated
Assisted numerous clients in obtaining regulatory approval for financings, construction projects, agreements with affiliates
Represented PURPA qualifying facilities in variety of matters before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
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