James C. Meyer

James C. Meyer

Of Counsel

Practice Areas

James C. Meyer


James C. Meyer is Of Counsel with the Firm, focusing primarily on energy, telecommunications, and other public utility and regulatory matters.

Much of his energy work centers on representing investor-owned electric utilities to obtain approval of their programs and investments, including through administrative and appellate litigation. Jim is also experienced with energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects, and related transactional matters. His clients include Rockland Electric Company, a Consolidated Edison subsidiary, and Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc.

Three qualities distinguish Jim’s public utilities and regulatory practice: his knowledge of public utility law, his understanding of the regulatory process, and his long-standing relationships with key staff at New Jersey’s regulatory agencies.

On the telecommunications side, Jim focuses on representing competitive carriers concerning regulatory impacts from federal and state laws that are designed to introduce more competition into the market. In addition, he assists emerging telecommunications companies with local authorizations, mergers and other financial transactions. His clients include Sprint and other certified local exchange carriers.

Jim is a former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Public Utility Law Section, where he now sits on the Board of Consultors and serves as a Legislative Coordinator. He has regularly delivered presentations on public utility law, energy law, rate case practice, and the administrative process. For example, in April 2016, Jim moderated a panel on “Public Utility Cybersecurity: Requirements, Challenges and Approaches” during the NJ Bar Association Public Utility Law Section’s annual CLE program, attended by over 100 attorneys. In 2015, he gave a presentation on “20th Century Tools for 21st Century Ratemaking” as a panelist during the annual CLE conference. In 2014, Jim spoke on rate case procedure as a panelist during the annual CLE conference. In 2012, he gave a presentation on the legal foundation for utility adjustment charges while moderating a CLE panel on the role of such charges in utility cost recovery. In 2011, Jim gave a presentation on the New Jersey regulatory scheme governing renewables while moderating a panel addressing solar, offshore wind, and other renewable energy issues.

Areas of Emphasis



Administrative Litigation

Appellate Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey


Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D., 1988

Rutgers University, Rutgers College, B.A. in economics, with honors, 1985

Production Editor, Rutgers Law Review

Professional Activities

Consultor, Board of Consultors, New Jersey State Bar Association Public Utility Law Section

Rankings & Recognitions

Since 2021, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Jim in Band One for Energy & Natural Resources in its publications.

Since 2005, Jim has been included in The Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, in the energy Law and Energy Regulatory Law fields.  In addition, Jim received the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” award for Energy Law in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2023 in the Newark region; this is an honor given annually to a single energy law attorney in the region.

See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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