R.J. Colwell's practice focuses on energy regulation and administrative litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal agencies, including rate regulation, regulatory compliance, and certificate and authorization matters. R.J. also advises clients in the negotiation of various agreements related to the production, gathering, transportation, and storage of petroleum and natural gas (to include natural gas liquids [NGLs] and liquefied natural gas [LNG]). Furthermore, R.J. counsels clients on energy regulatory issues associated with the sale or acquisition of petroleum and natural gas assets.
Before attending law school, R.J. served in the United States Army as a Field Artillery officer, attaining the rank of Captain in three years. During his military service, R.J. deployed to Iraq and was awarded several prestigious decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
R.J. is a member of the Energy Bar Association (EBA) and serves on the EBA Gas, Oil & Liquids Steering Committee. He also serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Veteran Leadership Development Group and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
- University of Denver (J.D. 2015; Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law); University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. in History with distinction 2007; Distinguished Military Graduate; Certificate in European Studies)
- Texas, District of Columbia, and Colorado
- Honors Attorney/Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy (2015-2018); Captain, U.S. Army (2007-2011)