Craig A. Marks – Of Counsel

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Practice Areas:

Mr. Marks is available to represent gas, telecom, and water utilities, and other interested parties, concerning rate and regulatory matters, and related transactional issues such as main-extension agreements and related developer matters.

General:

Craig Marks has served as a Regulatory Attorney with Consumers Energy (Michigan), as an Assistant General Counsel with Citizens Utilities (Connecticut) and as an Assistant General Counsel with Arizona-American Water Company (Arizona).  He has represented electric, natural-gas, water, wastewater, and telecom utilities before state utilities commissions in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, and Vermont, and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Mr. Marks has over 25-years’ hearing-room experience and locally has practiced before the Arizona Corporation Commission (“ACC”) since 1995, representing Arizona utilities, customers, municipalities, and other interest groups.  Mr. Marks has also served as Arizona Governor Hull’s Energy Policy Advisor and as Director of the Arizona Energy Office.

 

Among other notable recent accomplishments, Mr. Marks has:

 

Obtained a 162% rate increase for a troubled Arizona wastewater utility;

 

Won two Superior Court verdicts against a utility on behalf of a large effluent customer;

 

Authored two winning briefs before the Arizona Court of Appeals; and

 

Successfully represented a large Arizona city to prevent a new electric transmission line from running through its industrial-development corridor.

Education:

Mr. Marks is a graduate of Michigan State University.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  He capped his education by earning a Master’s degree in Business Administration (with Distinction) from the University of Michigan.

Publications:

Marks, “Fix or Fade Away: Has a Common-Law Copyright of Non-Extemporaneous Lectures Survived the Copyright Revision Act of 1976?”, 1 Cooley Law Review 3 (1983)

 

Markes, “Governer v. State Treasurer: Reflections Upon School Financing After Ten Years”, 2 Cooley Law Review 1 (1984)

 

Marks (Co-Author) Arizona Department of Commerce, Statewide Economic Study, Arizona’s Energy Infrastructure (September 2002)

Professional:

www.craigmarksplc.com