James H. "Jim" Laskey

James H. "Jim" Laskey

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Recognized since 1991

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Energy Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Energy Law
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James H. Laskey is past Chair of the firm’s Business Law Group. His business practice is primarily transactional in nature, including mergers, acquisitions, licensing agreements for life science and technology companies, and product supply and distribution arrangements, especially for consumer products and manufacturing companies.

In addition to his business practice, Jim maintains a practice in administrative and government regulatory law, including public utility, telecommunications, energy, and antitrust issues. Since 2004, he has served as counsel to the Independent Energy Producers of New Jersey, a trade association for the power generation industry in New Jersey. Jim is also a registered legislative agent for New Jersey legislative activities.

More recently, Jim has gained extensive experience negotiating agreements for solar energy installations, purchase power agreements, and agreements for the creation and sale of Solar Renewable Energy Credits, also known as SRECs.

He was Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1997 and 1998 and also served as Chairman of the Board for the Somerset County Business Partnership. Jim has been selected for inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America. He was also selected as the Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” for the Newark, New Jersey region in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim spent three years working for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Before that, he clerked for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Sidney M. Schreiber.

Jim is married to the Hon. Mary C. Jacobson, the Assignment Judge in Mercer County.


  • 400 Crossing Boulevard, Eighth Floor
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduated 1975
  • Yale University , graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Independent Energy Producers of New Jersey - General Counsel
  • New Jersey Lawyers Fund for Client Protection - Past Trustee
  • Somerset County Business Partnership - Director and Past Chairman
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Consultor and Past Chair, Public Utility Law Section

State Clerkships

  • New Jersey - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Energy Law

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

  • Energy Law, Newark (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Communications Law
  • Energy Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Appellate
  • Cogeneration
  • Common Carrier
  • Energy Companies
  • Franchise
  • Litigation
  • Public Utility
  • Regulatory
  • Telecommunications
  • Transactions


  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Distinguished Legislative Services Award


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