For more than four decades, Jim Horwood has been helping his governmental and other energy and communications clients keep ahead of ever-changing law and market realities.
“I read trade press and other publications every day and tell my clients about new proceedings and developments — and their implications — so they can act appropriately and stay ahead of the curve,” says Jim. “And keeping current helps me respond promptly to client questions.”
Jim has worked at the forefront of evolving telecommunications law, effectively advising local governments on cable TV franchise renewal, transfer, enforcement and rate regulation; and on municipal ownership and operation of infrastructure, including fiber optic systems, broadband over powerline systems and public, educational and governmental (PEG) access. That work often involves dealing with crucial First Amendment issues and complex state and federal laws and regulations.
“I enjoy advocating for the public interest and making a positive difference for my clients and the principles they fight for — employing both litigation and negotiation to achieve good results,” says Jim. “I like my clients and the interests they represent.”
In addition to representing local governments, Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Community Media as Special Appointee — Legal Affairs, and provides advice to organizations that manage access centers and to others interested in promoting the use of PEG Access. Jim also frequently speaks and publishes articles on telecommunications issues. He has been recognized as an AV Preeminent-Top Rated Lawyer® for Litigation and Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources by ALM Media.
Municipal telecommunications issues and PEG access, electric supply contracts and related issues.