Cozen O’Connor: Shea, Tammy R.

Tammy R. Shea

Member

Houston

(713) 750-3148

(832) 214-3905

Tammy focuses her practice on utility regulation and litigation for utility and energy-related clients. She represents clients in state and federal courts on matters related to energy law and commercial law. Tammy represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in matters before the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Tammy earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, in 1994, and graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary's University of Law in 1998.

Experience

News

High Profile Victory for Pro Player Funding LLC Highlighted in Law360

November 26, 2013

Alton Hall and Tammy Shea, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, recently secured a summary judgment on behalf of Pro Player Funding LLC in the highly publicized case of Vincent Paul Young, Jr. v. Peoples Financial Services et al. The case involved a loan taken out by Vince Young, quarterback for the University of Texas during their 2005 National Championship season, third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Publications

Texas PUC to Submit Proposed Rules for Adoption [Utility, Environmental & Energy Alert]

January 29, 2015

In September 2014, responsibility for regulation of water and wastewater utilities was transferred from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The transfer allows TCEQ to focus on its core environmental mission while taking advantage of PUC’s historic ratemaking expertise. The PUC originally regulated water and sewer rates, and the agency historically has regulated rates and services of electric and telecommunications companies in areas where competition was weak or nonexistent. According to Darryl Tietjen, director of Rate Regulation for the PUC, one of the basic objectives of the move is to make water regulation more consistent with the way electric utilities are regulated.

Changes Come to Ratemaking [Texas Lawyer]

July 18, 2011

Tammy Shea, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses changes that are coming to ratemaking in the Texas Lawyer.

Err on the Side of Caution in Setting Document Retention Policy [Houston Business Journal]

February 09, 2006

Tammy Shea, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discusses erring on the side of caution in setting document retention policy in the Houston Business Journal.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
  • University of Alabama–Birmingham, B.A., 1994
  • Texas
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Section
  • Public Utility Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Gas Association