Kate Norman


1011 W. 31st Street

Austin, TX 78705

(512) 879-0969 - phone

(512) 879-0912 - fax


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Ms. Norman represents electric, telecommunications, and gas utilities in a variety of administrative matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Railroad Commission of Texas. For electric utilities, Ms. Norman’s experience includes rate cases for transmission and distribution utilities and transmission-only utilities, rate case expense proceedings, franchise agreement negotiations and general corporate issues. Ms. Norman’s experience with gas utilities includes rate cases and natural gas service abandonment matters for natural gas distribution companies and pipeline companies. For telecommunications utilities, Ms. Norman has handled building access disputes, requests for service in non-certificated areas, and defended utilities against formal complaint proceedings.  Ms. Norman has also advised electric, gas and telecommunications utilities in various rulemaking proceedings.

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Women in Energy
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAs Austin)
  • Friar Society



  • The University of Texas School of Law 2005, J.D. ‎
  • The University of Texas at Austin 2002, Bachelor of Arts with High Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 2005



  • Recent Developments in Rate Case Expense Recovery, Texas Utility Lawyers Annual Meeting, 2013
  • The Changing Ratemaking Landscape, Texas Utility Lawyers Annual Meeting, 2011


Community Service and Civic Associations

  • Volunteer Legal Services
    • Volunteer Attorney, 2006 – 2009
  • Manos de Cristo
    • Fundraising Event Planning Committee Member, Spring 2006
    • Board of Directors, Member 2006 – 2010
      • Secretary, 2007 – 2008
      • Marketing and Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, 2008 – 2009
      • Outstanding Board Service Award, 2009