Miguel Huerta

Of Counsel



Miguel A. Huerta has practiced administrative law, primarily in the area of utility regulation, for over 30 years and advises clients on a wide variety of regulatory and transactional matters involving telecommunications, electric, gas, water, and wastewater services. Miguel also advises clients on general business matters including contracts and transactions.

Miguel’s regulatory practice includes regulatory analysis and compliance, legislative analysis, and representation of clients in contested hearings and rulemaking proceedings before Texas state agencies and in judicial appeals of agency orders. Miguel has represented clients before regulatory agencies throughout the country and has participated in hearings before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”), Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUC”), Railroad Commission of Texas, State Office of Administrative Hearings (“SOAH”) and has participated in proceedings at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”). In addition, Miguel has represented public entities (including state agencies and institutions of higher education) and industrial customers seeking to obtain electricity through large- volume power purchase agreements. He has also represented municipalities and utility districts with respect to water utility matters.

Miguel’s transactional practice includes general contract review and negotiation as well as more specialized functions such as developing customer service agreements and tariffs, securing interconnection agreements and facilitating corporate transactions, including complex transactions involving regulated entities.


  • Administrative Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Public Utility Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Gulf Coast Power Association
  • City of Sunset Valley Zoning Commission, Volunteer Member
Austin, Texas


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993
  • St. Mary’s University, B.A., summa cum laude, English, 1990

Practice Areas

  • Administrative law and contested administrative law cases Regulation and Transactions relating to electric, water and wastewater, gas, and telecommunications utilities Regulatory analysis and compliance
  • Legislative analysis
  • Representation in contested hearings and rulemaking proceedings before Texas state agencies and judicial appeals of agency orders Contract review and negotiations
  • Developing customer service agreements

seminars & presentations

articles & publications

  • Non-APA Regulatory Entities: A Look at ERCOT, 21st SBOT Advanced Administrative Law Course, Austin, Texas, September 2009
  • Navigating the Administrative Process (Presenter), 15th Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program, Austin, Texas, September 2007
  • Jurisdictional Interplay Between Federal and State Courts, 18th Annual Travis County Bar Assn Advanced Administrative Law Seminar, Austin, Texas, June 2004
  • Overview of 9-1-1 Requirements, Business and Legal Issues Affecting Telecom Providers Seminar, Austin, Texas, February 2001
  • Inverse Condemnation, in 45 Texas Practice: Environmental Law Ch. 22 (with C. Robert Heath, 1997)

reported cases


civic & community involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, volunteer
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral School, Board Member (2008-2009)
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