James Woywod concentrates his practice on energy law including administrative and regulatory matters, litigation and the representation of electric cooperatives.
James is part of a team representing electric cooperatives and other companies in a variety of proceedings before courts and regulatory agencies. Additionally, James assists cooperatives and other entities with financing and business transactions. He also represents individual clients in litigation including property disputes.
Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, James practiced law with a Madison firm serving electric cooperatives and other companies in regulatory and commercial matters. Previously, he gained extensive courtroom experience as an assistant district attorney handling a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses from initial review through resolution, including trials before juries and the bench. Early in his career, James worked as a staff attorney for a nonprofit organization dedicated to representing the interests of residential and small business public utility customers before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. He began his career serving as an assistant city attorney for a municipality in suburban Chicago.
- Handle briefing in a circuit court proceeding reviewing an administrative agency decision concerning interpretation of a territorial agreement.
- Co-counsel for homeowner in property dispute with a Wisconsin municipality.
- Part of a team assisting an electric cooperative obtain a $200 million loan.
- Part of a team representing the interests of a large infrastructure company in a contested proceeding at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
- DePaul University College of Law, 2011
- Marquette University, B.S., 2008
- Wisconsin, 2013
- Illinois, 2011
Civic & Professional
- State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
News & Insights
Publications & Presentations
Presenter, “Unclaimed Property,” Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association, March 23, 2022