Bruce R. Maters has joined the Okemos, Michigan law firm, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, focusing on public utility regulatory and energy law as well as environmental law. After over thirty years with the state’s largest public utility company, DTE Energy, Bruce has joined the firm’s Public Utilities and Energy Practice Group, where he will continue to serve DTE Energy as well as the firm’s other utility and energy clients. He becomes the 13th attorney at the law firm which now serves more than 150 municipalities, drain commissioners, libraries and public authorities, public utility and energy companies, as well as dozens of businesses in its expanding franchise practice.
During his thirty years with DTE Energy, Bruce practiced before both the state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies involved in energy related matters, particularly the Michigan Public Service Commission. He also handled legislative and policy issues, served as a registered lobbyist in Michigan, and participated in commercial matters involving energy procurement and contracting. He retired from DTE Energy as an Assistant General Counsel for the company’s Regulatory, Environmental and Nuclear practice group.
Bruce received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University, and law degree from the University of Detroit. Bruce is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Michigan and Federal Energy Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“We are delighted to have Bruce join us,” said Steve Schultz, President of the firm. “He brings significant public utility regulatory and energy law and environmental law experience and added depth to our Public Utilities and Energy Practice Group.”