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James A.


James Orr provides strategic responses for his clients in energy litigation matters in Georgia and across the country. James has a long history of representing electric cooperatives and is a frequent speaker to cooperatives and their lawyers. He also represents independent power producers, electric utilities, oil and gas producers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies and other energy-related companies.

With more than 30 years of experience in energy litigation, James defends and prosecutes cases in a variety of judicial and regulatory proceedings at both the state and federal level. He also appears frequently before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2012-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-2010)

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Comments Editor, University of Georgia Law Review
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Georgia
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

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