Frank Lindh has been a practicing lawyer continuously since 1985 in the field of energy and public utilities law. Frank served for six years (2008-2014) as General Counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission. Since 2009, Frank has taught Energy Law on an adjunct basis. He has taught at Stanford University Law School, the University of San Francisco School of Law, the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and the University of California Berkeley School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall).
Early in his career, Frank served as an appellate attorney in the Office of the Solicitor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., arguing cases before numerous United States Courts of Appeals. Frank has the distinction of being the first person in history to serve as Law Clerk to the Solicitor General of the United States in 1984-1985. He was an in-house attorney at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco for 15 years (1993-2008) and he served as General Counsel of a major interstate natural gas pipeline serving California and the Pacific Northwest. Frank is a 1985 honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he has authored and co-authored several scholarly articles in the field of energy law.
Frank has served on the national board of directors of the Energy Bar Association and as President of the Association’s Western Chapter. He also served two terms on the board of directors of the Conference of California Public Utility Counsel, a professional association of attorneys who practice before the California Public Utilities Commission. In October 2021, Frank was the winner of the national Practitioner of the Year award by the Energy Bar Association for lawyers practicing before state regulatory commissions.
Frank currently operates a solo law practice, based in San Rafael, California. In this capacity, he has represented a variety of companies, including Google LLC, Con Edison Development Company, and Starwood Energy Group, as well as non-profits, including Natural Resources Defense Council and Citizens Energy Corporation.