• Lori Anne Dolqueist

    Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
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    San Francisco
    Direct: 415.291.7452
    General: 415.291.7400
    Fax: 415.291.7474


    Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1998.


    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996.


    College of New Jersey, B.A., cum laude, 1992.

    Bar Admissions


    Washington, D.C.

    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements


    Lori Anne Dolqueist’s practice focuses on regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She is experienced in representing clients in utility mergers and acquisitions, rate cases, contract negotiations and other aspects of state and federal regulation. Ms. Dolqueist is an expert in California utility regulatory matters, with particular focus on matters involving water utilities. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, NPR and CNBC.com about water scarcity in California.   

    In recent years, Ms. Dolqueist has been actively engaged by her utility clients in increasingly complex general rate cases before the CPUC and is able to deliver optimal results through both settlement negotiations and CPUC litigation. She has also represented clients in the accelerating number of mergers and acquisitions taking place in the water utility industry in California, and has obtained timely approval of such transactions with favorable terms. Ms. Dolqueist has also successfully obtained approval of controversial multimillion-dollar utility capital projects.

    Ms. Dolqueist is able to provide assistance with ratemaking, rulemaking and complaint proceedings at the CPUC for utilities and other interested parties. From developing compelling pleadings to navigating the complex CPUC process, she is able to deliver favorable results for her clients. Additionally, based on her extensive knowledge of administrative hearings, Ms. Dolqueist has developed a multiday witness preparation program that allows both experienced and new witnesses to maximize the effectiveness of their time on the stand. 

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards


    Author, “Recycled Water in the Spotlight,” Water World, September 2015.

    Interviewed, “Water price rise in California,” WBFO News, July 20, 2015.

    Interviewed, “Water prices rise in California,” Marketplace, July 20, 2015.

    Interviewed, KABC Radio, July 8, 2015.

    Interviewed, KFI, July 6, 2015.

    Quoted, “California Water Rates Rise,” Associated Press, July 5, 2015.

    Author, “Rethinking Water,” Environmental Leader, October 22, 2014.

    Quoted, “If California doesn’t get rain this winter…” CNBC.com, October 4, 2014.

    Author, “Dealing with Drought,” WaterWorld, August 2014.

    Quoted, “California Expected to Set Mandatory Water Curbs,” The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2014.

    Quoted, “New normal: No one escapes pain in drought areas,” CNBC.com, May 21, 2014.

    Author, “How ‘Green’ Is Your Ride?” Environmental Leader, October 28, 2013.

    Author, “Let it Flow – The Case for Dam Removal,” Environmental Leader, April 2012.

    Author, “The Delicate Art of Promoting Recycled Water,” Environmental Leader, April 18, 2011.

    Author, “Eying Utility Land? Getting It Is Easier Than Ever,” California Real Estate Journal, April 2006.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.

    Member, Conference of California Public Utility Counsel.

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, “Dam Removal,” California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association, Fall Conference, Sacramento, California, October 2013.

    Speaker, “Drinking Water and Public Health,” American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, June 2012.

    Moderator, “Is the Faucet Running Dry? Water Supply, Conservation and Drought,” California Conference of Public Utility Counsel Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, October 2007.