- Energy, Environmental & Commodities
- Energy Litigation
- Complex Business Litigation
- Electric Cooperatives
- Product Liability - Commercial
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8578|
|University ||University of Georgia, B.A., summa cum laude|
|Law School||University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude Staff Member and Comments Editor, University of Georgia Law Review|
|Admitted||1982, Georgia; North Carolina|
|Born||Macon, Georgia, February 16, 1956|
James Orr provides strategic responses for his clients in energy litigation matters in Georgia and across the country. James has a long history of representing electric cooperatives and is a frequent speaker to cooperatives and their lawyers. He also represents independent power producers, electric utilities, oil and gas producers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies and other energy-related companies.
With more than 30 years of experience in energy litigation, James defends and prosecutes cases in a variety of judicial and regulatory proceedings at both the state and federal level. He also appears frequently before the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Sutherland defends electric cooperatives in territorial integrity disputes.
Sutherland defends independent power producer in noise pollution nuisance case.
Sutherland represents 38 electric coops in joint-use agreement suit.
Awards and Rankings
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2012-2014)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2010)
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Litigation Update on 14 Patronage Capital Cases in Eight States
Benjamin C. Morgan,James A. Orr, August 29, 2013
Since 2009, at least 14 cases have been filed against electric cooperatives over patronage capital (or capital credits) in eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Sutherland has previously issued Legal Alerts regarding these...
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