Dan H. McCrary

Dan H. McCrary

Balch & Bingham LLP

Recognized since 2010

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Energy Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Energy Law
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DAN McCRARY is a partner at Balch & Bingham LLP, where he serves as Chair of the Energy Practice Group. Over the course of his career, he has represented energy companies in a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and litigated matters. These include numerous proceedings before the FERC involving rate filings, complaints, market-based rate authority (including triennial screens and Delivered Price Test analyses), energy auctions, affiliate transactions, transmission tariffs, fuel buyouts, jurisdictional transfers, self-reports, audits and rulemakings. Mr. McCrary has comparable experience in the retail arena, having been directly responsible for many proceedings before the Alabama Public Service Commission.

Along with his involvement in regulatory proceedings, Mr. McCrary has assisted energy clients in the negotiation and development of various contractual arrangements, including wholesale power transactions, retail electric supply contracts, power pooling agreements, coal supply contracts, and transmission agreements. He also provides ongoing advice and counsel for corporate clients concerning an array of energy-related topics.

As an outgrowth of the activities outlined above, Mr. McCrary has successfully handled a number of appellate proceedings (federal and state) associated with regulatory orders. He has also been involved in civil litigation and arbitration involving contract disputes, personal injury, bankruptcy and other issues pertaining to energy companies.

Contact & Links


  • 1901 Sixth Avenue North, Suite 1500
    Birmingham, AL 35203-4642


  • Samford University, AB (summa cum laude), graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1980
  • United States, U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States, D.C. Circuit
  • United States, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States, Ninth Circuit
  • United States, Fifth Circuit


  • Alabama Bar Association - member
  • American Bar Association - member
  • Federal Energy Bar Association - member
  • Legal Committee--Edison Electric Institute - member

Balch & Bingham LLP
Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Energy Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Energy Law, Birmingham (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Energy Law

Special Focus

  • Electricity
  • Litigation
  • Public Utility
  • Regulatory
  • Transactions

MISO Integration Dispatch Dispute (FERC Docket Nos. ER14-1174, et al.)

Representing Southern Company in consolidated proceedings involving the integration of MISO South and MISO Midwest and associated disputes regarding transmission capability on other systems being used to effectuate such transfers.

Southern Company Services, Inc. (FERC Docket Nos. ER10-2885 et al. and EL15-39)

Represented Southern Company in proceeding involving market-based rate authorization, including triennial submission and associated response to show cause order, including both legal arguments and evidentiary presentations concerning the Southeast energy markets, DPT analysis, tailored mitigation and related topics.

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