Mark A. Santos

mark.santos@crtxlaw.com

1011 W. 31st Street

Austin, TX 78705

(512) 879-0936 - phone

(512) 879-0912 - fax

 

 

Noteworthy

  • The University of Texas School of Law Extended Faculty Member
    • Adjunct Professor – Trial Advocacy Department
  • Senior Defense Counsel, U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 2005 – 2007
  • Trial Defense Counsel, U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas, 2003 – 2005
  • Assistant Attorney General, Texas Office of the Attorney General, 2002
  • Law Clerk, Texas Attorney General’s Office, 1999 – 2002

 

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for Texas electric transmission and distribution utility in 2016 and 2017 Distribution Cost Recovery Factor proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for Texas gas distribution utility in general rate proceeding for 2015 filing before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for Texas electric and gas distribution utility in 2014 and 2015 remand proceedings at the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Co-counsel for Texas electric transmission and distribution utility in 2015 Distribution Cost Recovery Factor Proceeding before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Co-counsel for Texas gas distribution utility in 2014 Rate Review Mechanism appeals before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Co-counsel for Texas gas distribution utility in rate case proceedings for 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 rate filings before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Co-counsel for Texas gas distribution utilities in rate case expense proceedings for 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 system-wide rate filings before the Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Co-counsel for Texas electric utilities in 2010 and 2012 general rate proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Lead counsel for Texas electric utilities in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 energy efficiency cost recovery factor proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas

 

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Utility Lawyers

 

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law 2002, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University 1999, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2003

 

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2006

 

 

 

 

Mr. Santos represents electric and natural gas distribution utilities in complex administrative litigation before the Public Utility and Railroad Commissions of Texas.  Mr. Santos’ experience includes work on natural gas distribution and electric rate cases, rate case expense dockets, certificate of convenience and necessity requests, rulemaking projects, fuel factor and fuel reconciliation proceedings, and energy efficiency cost recovery cases.

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