Jim Guy represents electric cooperatives and other energy infrastructure companies in regulatory, transactional, corporate and policy matters. His work has supported the construction of over 4,500 MW of electric power generation, and he does substantial work in wholesale power transactions. Jim also has significant experience in the formation and governance of electric cooperatives.

Jim Guy represents electric cooperatives and other energy infrastructure companies in regulatory, transactional, corporate and policy matters. His work has supported the construction of over 4,500 MW of electric power generation, and he does substantial work in wholesale power transactions. Jim also has significant experience in the formation and governance of electric cooperatives.

Jim is a former chair and member of the board of directors of the Energy Bar Association’s Southern Chapter. He also served as chair of the 19th National Regulatory Conference, sponsored by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Virginia State Bar and the Marshall Wythe School of Law at William & Mary, and he is a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association and a founding convener of the Transatlantic Energy Conference in Washington, DC (2014, 2016 & 2019), Brussels, Belgium (2015) and Berlin, Germany (2017).

Jim is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law and Energy Law (2008-present). He has been named the Best Lawyers® Richmond “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law (2016, 2019) and Communications Law (2010). Jim also has been named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for Legislative, Regulatory and Administrative Law by Virginia Business (2010-present), and he is listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (2006-present). He is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and of the American Bar Foundation. He has been recognized as an AV-Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating available.

He served as the 128th president of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) in 2016. He is also a former chair of both the Virginia State Bar’s and the VBA’s Administrative Law Sections.

Jim earned his Juris Doctor degree and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.