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Public Law Resource Center is dedicated to serving the public in administrative, communications, energy & utilities, environmental, and transportation law.

Experienced in state and federal cases before the Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and all levels of state and federal, and supreme courts.

The PLRC is in close collaboration with numerous consulting companies which provide expert evaluation and testimony on issues, as needed, in appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings.

 

  
Meet Don Keskey, Esq Minimize

Public Law Resource Center PLLC
University Office Place
333 Albert Avenue, Suite 425
East Lansing, MI 48823

 
EDUCATION
2005 - MBA, Michigan State University
1973 - J.D., University of Michigan Law School
1968 - Bachelor of Arts, Northern Michigan University
 
LEGAL POSITION
Principal, Public Law Resource Center
 
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Administrative Law
Communications
Energy & Utilities
Environmental Law
Transportation
 
BAR ADMISSIONS
United States Supreme Court
Michigan Supreme Court
All levels of State and Federal Courts
 
AGENCY PRACTICE
State and Federal agencies:
 
Michigan Public Service Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (case filings)
 
MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Energy Bar Association
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
 
            Mr. Keskey has litigated numerous state and federal cases before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, all levels of state and federal courts, the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, involving the regulation of natural gas, electricity, telecommunications, transportation and environmental protection. Mr. Keskey has also testified on behalf of the Attorney General and the State of Michigan, before committees of the Michigan legislature and the United States Congress, relative to regulatory issues.
 
            Mr. Keskey served as lead counsel in joint litigation on behalf of numerous states, attorneys general and regulatory agencies, involving significant national regulatory issues (e.g., 88 F.3d 1272 (1996); 128 F.3d 754 (1997)). He regularly represents major associations and ratepayer or public interest groups in various state and federal regulatory proceedings involving energy, telecommunications and environmental issues.
 
            Mr. Keskey served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan for 25 years. During his tenure in the Attorney General's office, he worked in the Public Service and Environmental Protection Divisions, and was the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Public Service Division from 1983 until 1998. In this position, he served as counsel to the Michigan Public Service Commission. From 1998 until joining the Public Law Resource Center PLLC in 2009, Mr. Keskey practiced public utility and regulatory law with a local Lansing law firm, and for several years with Clark Hill PLC, a large law firm with several offices in Michigan, Washington DC, and other states.
 
            Mr. Keskey has been recognized with the following awards: Special Tribute Resolution, Michigan House of Representatives (1998); Certificate of Merit, Attorney General Frank J. Kelley (1998); Certificate of Appreciation, Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (1995).
 
            Mr. Keskey is a veteran of the United States Navy (Petty Officer, First Class), and served in the Vietnam conflict. Prior to law school, he was employed as a management analyst (GS-11) with the U.S. Tank-Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan.




 
    
Meet Brian Coyer, Esq Minimize

Public Law Resource Center PLLC
University Office Place
333 Albert Avenue, Suite 425
East Lansing, MI 48823

EDUCATION
Ph.D., M.A. Michigan State University, Political Science
J.D., Wayne State University
B.A., Macalester College
 
LEGAL POSITION
Principal, Public Law Resource Center
 
PRIOR LEGAL POSITIONS
Of Counsel, Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Sneider, P.C.,
7521 Westshire Drive, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48917
 
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Administrative Law
Energy & Utilities
Environmental Development
Non-Profit Corporations and Associations
 
BAR ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice in Michigan Courts,
Michigan Public Service Commission
Federal Courts
 
MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of Michigan
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
 
            Brian W. Coyer has litigated numerous cases before the Michigan Public Service Commission and before Michigan's state courts, appearing frequently at the Michigan Court of Appeals. His experience ranges from litigating general electric and natural gas rate cases to proceedings setting rates under Michigan Act 304 for electricity power supplies and natural gas supplies. In addition, Mr. Coyer has prepared and presented comments to the Michigan Legislature on Electricity Choice policy on behalf of clients and negotiated electricity power supply contracts for Michigan non-profit associations' members. Mr. Coyer has chaired the State Bar of Michigan Public Utility Committee, made numerous presentations on energy policy and practice, and has published in law journals and other academic publications. Mr. Coyer has previously been legal counsel to groups who have received funding from the Michigan Utility Consumer Protection Board.
 
            Mr. Coyer's primary litigation experience at the Michigan Public Service Commission has been to minimize fuel costs and costs of service for association members, focusing on energy efficiency, demand side management, and reduced wholesale costs for power supplies. He is familiar with regulated industries on both the natural gas and electricity sides and from the points of view of residential, commercial and industrial consumers, having represented all such interests at various points in his legal career. Mr. Coyer represents a tax increment financing and development authority working with businesses and local governments to promote economic growth. In addition, Mr. Coyer assists non-profit associations in various corporate, personnel and litigation matters. 
 
            Mr. Coyer brings an academic background in public policy and political science to his practice of law. A Michigan State University Ph.D. in political science, he has been written and been awarded a National Science Foundation Grant to Establish a Regional Center on Geographical Information Systems at Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford Community College, 1996, received a Canadian Department of External Affairs' Faculty Enrichment Fellowship to Study Canadian Provincial and Federal Regulation, and published numerous academic articles on public policy issues including a study on Michigan farmer dissatisfaction with regulatory performance in the Michigan polybrominated biphenyl 9PBB) contamination case. References to Mr. Coyer's articles and book reviews can be provided, upon request.
 
            Prior to Mr. Coyer's legal career, he served as a political science instructor and professor at several academic institutions, including Michigan State University, the University of Michigan -- Dearborn, Oakland University, Siena College (New York), Minnesota State University (Mankato) and Henry Ford Community College.
    
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