Thomas B. Magee: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Thomas B. Magee

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4128

Peer Rating
 4.4/5.0
BV® Distinguished

Client Rating

Featured BV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured BV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews
 

Practice Areas

  • Telecommunications
     
    University Columbia University, 1977-78; University of Colorado, B.A., 1982
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado, J.D., 1990
     
    Admitted1991, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
     
    Memberships 

    Membership

    Federal Communications Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Electric Cooperative Bar Association

     
    Biography

    Thomas Magee joined Keller and Heckman in 2000. Mr. Magee provides regulatory, transactional and litigation counsel to investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities regarding pole attachments and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing of private wireless telecommunications services.

    Mr. Magee has helped to resolve dozens of pole attachment disputes affecting make-ready costs, safety violations, unauthorized attachments, annual rental rates and other terms and conditions of access. He negotiates, arbitrates/mediates and (when necessary) litigates these disputes before federal and state courts, the FCC, and state public service commissions.

    Mr. Magee has negotiated and drafted numerous joint use and pole attachment agreements, and he co-drafted the Sample Pole Attachment Agreement used by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's members nationwide. He advocates vigorously for electric utility pole owners in contract negotiations, dispute resolutions, and federal and state rulemaking and legislative proceedings.

    Mr. Magee is a frequent speaker on pole attachment and joint use issues at utility conferences nationwide, including those sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute, Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee, Heartland Joint Use Group, International Conference on Overhead Lines, International Right of Way Association, Midwest Energy Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, North Central Electric Association, RMEL (Rocky Mountain Electric League), Rural Electric Management Development Council, Southeastern Electric Exchange, Utilities Telecom Council, Western Energy Institute, and Wisconsin Joint Use Association.

    Mr. Magee also counsels utilities and other critical infrastructure companies on a variety of FCC radiofrequency matters, including spectrum acquisition, smart grid issues, 800 MHz and 2.1 GHz frequency rebanding, radiofrequency interference, Broadband over Power Line, FCC equipment authorizations, and FCC Enforcement Bureau proceedings.

    Mr. Magee has negotiated transmission tower leases and local tower siting disputes, and represents municipally-owned cable systems on FCC regulatory matters. He has litigated eligible telecommunications carrier proceedings and counseled schools and libraries on Universal Service E-Rate funding.

    Mr. Magee provides pro bono legal assistance to AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly program.

    Mr. Magee was an editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and advised a member of Congress on Ways and Means Committee issues.

    News

    Dec 13, 2010 Partner Tom Magee Summarizes Recent Ex Parte Presentation at the FCC in the Pole Attachment Proceeding in this Week's Telecom Video Minute
    Jan 03, 2011 Partner Thomas Magee Quoted in Communications Daily Article on National Broadband Plan
    Apr 05, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Quoted in Communications Daily
    Apr 05, 2011 Partner Thomas Magee Quoted in Above Ground Level Article on Joint Use and Wireless Collocation
    Apr 11, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Analyze the FCC's Order in the Pole Attachment Proceeding in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
    Sep 27, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference
    Sep 28, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Lead Power Table Discussions at Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference
    Oct 20, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Participate in Rountable Discussion at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Jan 12, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at 2011 Utilities Joint Use and Wireless Collocation Summit
    Mar 10, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at RMEL Distribution Overhead and Underground Operations and Maintenance Conference
    May 04, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Participate in Rountable Discussion at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    May 16, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at RMEL Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference
    May 25, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at the Rural Electric Management Development Council
    Jun 10, 2011 Partner Tom Magee Authors Article on FCC Pole Attachment Order for AGL Magazine
    Jun 20, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Discuss Updates on Pole Attachments in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
    May 10, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at UTC TELECOM 2011
    Feb 24, 2011 Partner Tom Magee To Moderate Panel of Six Electric Utilities
    Nov 17, 2010 Partner Tom Magee To Moderate Panel of 11 Electric Utilities
    Sep 20, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to be Part of Legal Forum at 2011 Joint Use Conference
    Sep 19, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Discuss Upcoming Pole Attachment Webinar in this Week's Video Minute
    Jan 20, 2012 Updates in FCC's Pole Attachment Proceeding
    Mar 14, 2012 Partner Thomas Magee to Speak on Pole Top Access and Pole Owner Rights
    Mar 29, 2012 Partner Thomas Magee to Speak on FCC's New Pole Attachment Order
    May 04, 2012 Partner Thomas Magee to Speak on FCC Rulings on Joint Use of Utility Poles at NCEA Workshop
    May 09, 2012 Partner Thomas Magee to Speak on the FCC's New Pole Attachment Order and Wireless Attachments at MEA Summit
    May 22, 2012 Partner Thomas Magee to Speak on Issues and Challenges from the FCC's Pole Attachment Order at Spring REML Conference
    May 24, 2012 Keller and Heckman Partners Jack Richards and Thomas Magee to Conduct NRECA Sponsored Webinar
    Oct 24, 2012 Tom Magee to Speak at the 2012 Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Sep 20, 2012 Thomas Magee Sits on Legal Panel ath the Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference
    Mar 08, 2013 Thomas Magee will serve on the Legal Panel at the UTC Utilities Joint Use and Colocation Summit
    Mar 20, 2013 Thomas Magee will serve on the Legal Panel at the Wisconsin Joint Use Conference
    Apr 24, 2013 Thomas Magee will serve on the Legal Panel at the Southeastern Electric Exchange Joint Use Meeting
    May 01, 2013 Thomas Magee will serve on the Legal Panel at the Heartland Joint Use Meeting
    May 02, 2013 Tom Magee Authors Article in the Electric Energy Magazine
    Sep 20, 2013 Tom Magee to Speak at the WEI Joint Use Conference
    Dec 09, 2013 Tom Magee Authors Article on Determining Joint Use Utility Pole Rates in Western Energy Magazine

    Events

    Jul 27, 2007 New Attachments, 2007 Joint Use and Rights-of-Way Conference
    Sep 24, 2007 Western Energy Institute 2007 Joint Use Meeting
    Nov 07, 2007 Pole Attachment Regulatory Update
    May 14, 2008 Heartland Joint Use Meeting
    May 07, 2008 UTC Telecom 2008 Pole Attachment Workshop
    Apr 24, 2008 Southeastern Electric Exchange Joint Use Meeting
    May 09, 2007 UTC Telecom 2007 Pole Attachment Workshop
    May 01, 2007 Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Apr 25, 2007 Southeastern Electric Exchange Joint Use Conference
    Jan 15, 2008 Utilities Telecom Council 2008 Pole Attachment Meeting
    Sep 16, 2008 Western Energy Institute 2008 Joint Use Conference
    Oct 14, 2008 2008 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference
    Oct 27, 2008 Utilities Telecom Council Joint Use and Pole Attachment Conference
    Nov 18, 2008 Heartland Fall Joint Use Conference
    Mar 18, 2009 Wisconsin Joint Use Conference
    Jun 01, 2009 UTC Telecom Conference 2009
    May 06, 2009 Heartland Joint Use Conference
    May 08, 2009 Midwest Energy Association
    Feb 14, 2009 NRECA Legal Seminar
    Jun 15, 2009 NRECA Legal Seminar
    Aug 04, 2009 NRECA Legal Seminar
    Sep 29, 2009 Western Energy Institute 2009 Joint Use Conference
    Oct 12, 2009 Edison Electric 2009 Transmission, Distribution & Metering Fall Conference
    Nov 02, 2009 UTC Joint Use Workshop
    Nov 18, 2009 Heartland Fall Conference
    May 23, 2010 UTC Telecom 2010
    May 10, 2011 UTC TELECOM 2011
    May 25, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at the Rural Electric Management Development Council
    May 16, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at RMEL Spring Management, Engineering & Operations Conference
    Mar 10, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at RMEL Distribution Overhead and Underground Operations and Maintenance Conference
    May 04, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Participate in Rountable Discussion at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Jan 12, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at 2011 Utilities Joint Use and Wireless Collocation Summit
    Oct 20, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Participate in Rountable Discussion at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Sep 28, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Lead Power Table Discussions at Western Energy Institute Joint Use Conference
    Sep 27, 2010 Partner Thomas Magee to Present at Western Energy Institute Joint Use Meeting
    May 27, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Attorney Seminar
    May 05, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    Mar 17, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at Wireless Collocation Summit 2010
    May 23, 2010 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at UTC TELECOM 2010
    May 10, 2011 Partner Tom Magee to Speak at UTC TELECOM 2011
    Feb 24, 2011 Partner Tom Magee To Moderate Panel of Six Electric Utilities
    Nov 17, 2010 Partner Tom Magee To Moderate Panel of 11 Electric Utilities
    Oct 04, 2011 Register Today! - Pole Attachment Strategies for Electric Utilities Webinar (October 4, 2011)
    Jan 17, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Keller and Heckman Webinar Assessing Pole Attachment Appeal
    May 07, 2014 Tom Magee to Speak at 2014 Heartland Joint Use Meeting

    Publications

    View Telecom Business Alerts

    Mar 31, 2014 Pole Attachment Jurisdiction, Private Broadband, FCC Fees

    Jan 13, 2014 Telecom Predictions for 2014 -- Vol XI Issue 2

    Dec 23, 2013 Happy Holidays! -- Volume X, Issue 52

    Dec 09, 2013 Tom Magee Debates Joint Use Utility Pole Rates in WE Magazine

    Oct 01, 2013 SPECIAL TELECOM ALERT: Government Shutdown Now In Effect

    Jul 14, 2011 Partner Tom Magee Quoted in Communications Daily

    Jun 10, 2011 Partner Tom Magee Authors Article on FCC Pole Attachment Order for AGL Magazine

     
    ISLN905253563
     


    View Ratings & Reviews
    Profile Visibility
    #4,486 in weekly profile views out of 48,084 lawyers in Washington, District of Columbia
    #149,597 in weekly profile views out of 1,515,714 total lawyers Overall

    Office Information

    Thomas B. Magee

    Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
    WashingtonDC 20001




    Loading...
     

    Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

    Quickly and easily expand your professional
    network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
    Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
    Join Now