James H. Jeffries  IV - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

James H. Jeffries IV

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Jim Jeffries’ practice is focused on the representation of businesses and public utility companies involved in the natural gas, telecommunications, and water and sewer industries.  This representation includes regular appearances and practice before multiple state public service commissions as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  

With more than two decades of experience in energy, telecommunications, and utility regulation, as well as a substantial background in complex commercial litigation, Mr. Jeffries is able to provide his clients with seasoned business and regulatory advice and insights on a broad variety of subjects.

Mr. Jeffries currently acts as regulatory counsel for two natural gas local distribution companies and an investor owned electric public utility.  In these roles, he is regularly involved in administrative litigation at the state and federal level as well as in providing general business and strategic planning advice, upstream supply and capacity negotiation, compliance planning, and a wide variety of related legal services. 

Mr. Jeffries also has broad experience representing a variety of telecommunications and water and sewer clients.  He currently acts as regulatory counsel for two independent ILECs and consults with multiple water and sewer companies on regulatory and business issues. 

As part of the administrative litigation aspect of his practice, Mr. Jeffries has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and various state and federal trial courts.

Areas of Focus

  • Regulatory litigation and appeals
  • Contract negotiation
  • Transactional advice and consultation
  • Strategic planning


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Selected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve
  • Various Boards

University of North CarolinaJ.D. 1988Duke UniversityBA 1980

Client Comments

"Jim is less of an outside counsel and more of a key member of the legal team, understanding our business as well as we do. He takes his time to work with us as our needs dictate and he cares about our business and also our team personally."

Office Location

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
United States

Practice Areas

Communications Law (Telecommunications)
Energy Law (Appellate, Oil & Gas, Public Utility, Regulatory)

Other Information

Gender: Male