Justin C. Richardson

Justin C. Richardson

Justin practices public utility, municipal, and environmental law. He regularly represents both municipal and business clients. His practice includes representation of water utilities before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in the areas of rate regulation, financing, and other regulatory approvals. He also assists municipal boards, individuals, and utilities in permitting, land use, real estate, and regulatory proceedings. Justin also practices before New Hampshire's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee where he has assisted towns and private clients in cases related to the construction, operation, and siting of energy facilities.

Justin has extensive experience as a municipal official, having served as the chairman of the Newington Conservation Commission, and as a member of its Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Sewer Commission. In 2007, he served on a legislative commission to study the causes, effects, and remediation of siltation in the Great Bay Estuary.

Justin is a member of the Municipal, Environmental, and, Telecommunications and Energy Sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He coaches youth ultimate for Seacoast Ultimate, a non-profit organization he helped form, which promotes youth, adult, and high school ultimate frisbee programs on the Seacoast.

Significant Decisions/Transactions

Representative Matters

  • Nashua v. Pennichuck Water Works

    Upton & Hatfield, LLP Partners Robert Upton, II (retired) and Justin C. Richardson represented the City of Nashua before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. Following the denial of the appeal, the City of Nashua acquired the stock of Pennichuck 

  • Lakes Region Water Co., Inc.: Petition for a Water Utility Rate Increase

    The Commission’s ruling found the regulators’ recommendation was “more punitive than constructive” in light of the Company’s financial condition and authorized rates above the levels proposed by the regulators. The Commission further denied the recommendation to sell the Company or 

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