Carville B. CollinsSenior Counsel
Carville Collins represents energy, water, telecommunications, transportation, and other regulated businesses before the Public Service Commission of Maryland. Energy clients include regulated utilities and renewable energy companies.
Since 1991, he has handled an array of matters before the Maryland Commission including rate and tariff revisions, merger and acquisition approvals, franchise rights and fees, rights-of-way disputes, CPCN and other certification of regulated companies and their facilities, renewable energy facility certifications and subsidies, and trial and appellate court appeals from Commission Orders.
Since 1985 Carville has represented business clients on legislative and governmental matters before the Maryland General Assembly and State Government. Clients include energy, water, real estate development, Internet, technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing businesses, as well as state and local government contractors. Since 1991, he has represented the Maryland Employers for Civil Justice Reform Coalition (comprised of the largest employers and health care systems in Maryland) on state legislation affecting civil and tort liability.
Mr. Collins has 40 years of experience developing innovative solutions to problems encountered by energy, utility and other companies in any or all three branches of Maryland state government.
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law 1988
Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review
- A.B., Duke University 1983
Majors: Public Policy and Economics
magna cum laude
Carville is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
- “Maryland Campaign Finance Law Overhauled”, The Daily Record, June 21, 2013
- "To Regulate or Not to Regulate – That is the Electricity Question", Maryland Bar Journal, October, 2010
- "Maryland Campaign Finance Law: A Proposal for Reform", Maryland Law Review, Comment, Vol 47:2
PUBLIC and POLITICAL LAW EXPERIENCE
As part of his public service, Mr. Collins is a member of the Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, which reviews, screens and nominates the most qualified applicants to maryland’s two highest courts. He has served previously for 12 years on the Commission and has been appointed by three Governors of Maryland. He has also served as lead Counsel to the transition teams of two Maryland Governors in 2002-03 and 2014-15.
Since 1988 he has counseled clients on campaign finance, election law, lobbying, and public ethics law matters in federal, state, and local governmental arenas. He advises business and trade association clients on public ethics matters, campaign finance, and political action committee administration and compliance. He has served as legal counsel to candidates of both major parties for federal, state and local office.
He advises political candidates and ballot issue committees on various local petition issues in Maryland involving political candidacy, charter amendments, and referenda.
Before entering private practice, Carville represented Baltimore Gas & Electric Company and the electric utility industry (Edison Electric Institute) before the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland state agencies, and the US Congress as a state and federal lobbyist.
Civic and Charitable
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Baltimore, Board Member
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Philanthropy Committee Member
Calvert School, Governance Committee Member (former Board of Trustees Member and Chairman)
Legal Counsel to Yumi Cares Foundation (developing art therapy programs in Maryland hospitals for pediatric cancer patients)