Alan I. Robbins - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
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Alan I. Robbins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 202-371-9030

George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D. 1978

Client Comments

"I have used Mr. Robbins for over 26 years for legal matters at numerous utilities. I have always received excellent service and good results. He is a true professional committed to his clients. He drives the process to get timely results and he is always under budget. He works to resolve the problem as quick as possible. He is a valuable member of my team."

-E. Leon Daggett
Director of Power and Light
City of Independence, Missouri

"I have recommended Alan to my colleagues in Ohio; I don't do that lightly."

"I have used Alan over 28 years for energy issues and I have always had great success with him. He once broke an unbreakable contract for my company. We then successfully re-negotiated a new contract that worked great for all parties involved. Alan is great to work with."

"Alan has represented the City on numerous issues that have resulted in complaints filed at the FERC. He has also assisted the City in negotiations for power supply contracts. Alan is extremely knowledgeable in issues facing the ever-changing electric utility industry. He can communicate complex issues to clients and efficiently handles his and his clients' time."

-William Sommer
Power System Director
City of Piqua, Ohio

""Al Robbins has a strong grasp of not only the law, but also the effect that laws, regulations, and rulings have on the clients he serves. In my experience, attorneys often forget who they serve; this has never been the case with Al Robbins. Without the tireless efforts of Mr. Robbins, the organization I serve would not have succeeded.""

"Al is a remarkably experienced and insightful utilities attorney and an extremely important resource for and representative of municipal utilities in Kansas. Bringing to the table an impressive combination of technical and legal expertise, his broad depth of knowledge and strategic prowess make him an important component of our team. Despite his superior qualifications and work product, Al remains a cost-effective solution for our membership through his efficiency, dedication to customer needs, and constant focus on maintaining a narrow scope of work."

"After 27 years of involvement in electric power contracts and electric issues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, I would rate Alan Robbins as most effective of any of the attorneys I have dealt with in that area. His development of arguments and filings is focused and persuasive, yielding good results without excessive charges. His negotiating style nicely uses a 'proportional response' to counterparty positions and behavior that works well in achieving good results and reasonable compromises. All in all, I rate Mr. Robbins as a very effective counsel."

"Al Robbins is a highly effective energy law attorney. He has been involved with Utah Municipal Power Agency for 27 years, helping guide it from conception, through formation, and to a successful operating joint action agency. His expertise in transmission, generation, and contractual matters has been instrumental to the success of the Agency. He is always knowledgeable, prepared, and articulate in addressing and helping us to navigate through our issues. We want him on our side of the table."

"Mr. Robbins is a wonderful asset to our community. He has successfully helped the City on numerous issues including water, electric, and the recent successful effort on the Meldahl Hydroelectric License. The City highly recommends him for all of your utility work. Alan has worked for us for the last 25-plus years and has been an invaluable part of the team that has made Hamilton's Public Utilities the lowest-cost utilities in the region. "

-Michael Perry
Director of Electric
City of Hamilton

"Alan Robbins has been an invaluable source for protecting EKPC's interests at FERC. In addition to being an adept litigator, he has a wealth of knowledge on technical transmission issues at the federal level. He has utilized both his technical and legal skills to assist EKPC in its efforts to minimize cost for its Member Systems. His ability in the courtroom is exceptional."

Office Location

1350 I Street, NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20005-3305
United States

Practice Areas

Energy Law (Administrative, Appellate, Electricity, Hydroelectric, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Development, Public Utility, Regulatory, Transactions)