Gene Montes

1011 W. 31st Street

Austin, TX 78705

(512) 879-0959 - phone

(512) 879-0912 - fax

Mr. Montes represents gas utilities and electric utilities in complex regulatory proceedings before the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Montes served as a Hearings Examiner at the Railroad Commission where he presided over rate proceedings related to all major Texas natural gas utilities, as well as landmark fracking and pipeline proceedings.  Mr. Montes also served as an Assistant Attorney General for several years providing legal counsel to various state agencies and representing state agencies in administrative appeals, litigating a variety of environmental and civil matters, including cases related to water and waste-water utilities.


  • Hearings Examiner, Railroad Commission of Texas presiding over natural gas utility issues, pipeline, oil & gas, and surface mining issues
  • Assistant Attorney General, Administrative Law Division and the Environmental Protection Division
  • Staff Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association


  • University of Kansas School of Law 1991, J.D.
  • University of Hawaii 1985, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 1992