Teresa Morton Nyhart

Teresa Morton Nyhart

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2003

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Energy Law

Energy Regulatory Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law
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Teresa’s practice is extensive and includes litigation, transactional, legislative and appellate advice. She counsels clients on such issues as utility rate making and has represented clients in numerous general rate cases. She works extensively with other aspects of public utility regulation, access to public records, competition, construction of new facilities, customer-specific contracts, alternative regulation and deregulation, energy efficiency, demand side management, and energy policy, and advises on energy storage and utility of the future strategies.Teresa also offers comprehensive counsel pertaining to environmental compliance, excess earnings, fair value, fuel cost adjustments, purchased power, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she advises on nuclear energy issues, pole attachments, regional transmission organizations, renewables, reverse rate cases, Smart Grid, tariff changes, regulatory compliance, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and other regulatory matters.

Co-chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities group, Teresa Morton Nyhart concentrates her practice on the energy, telecommunications, and other utility industries. She also works with consumers in the negotiation of customer-specific contracts and related matters, as well as represents developers, property owners and universities in commercial law and regulatory matters.She has been a frequent speaker and author on regulatory law, communications, diversity and law firm marketing.

Contact & Links


  • 11 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535


  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapoli, J.D., graduated 1987
  • Butler University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1988

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Energy Law

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

  • Energy Law, Indianapolis (2017)

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

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Communications Law

Special Focus

  • Public Utility

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