Gregory T. Dutton

(502) 589-4440


Utility Rate Cases & Environmental Law

Goldberg Simpson continues The QA series with Water & Energy Utilities Of-Counsel, Gregory Dutton as he details utility rate cases and how stakeholders can benefit from attorney representation. Dutton additionally reviews the growing importance and complexities of environmental law.


Mr. Dutton is Of-Counsel with the Louisville law firm of Goldberg Simpson. His primary areas of practice include utility and energy practice, environmental litigation and regulatory compliance, and administrative law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dutton was an Assistant Attorney General in the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General (OAG), where he represented the Commonwealth in challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before various Federal Circuit Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Dutton also represented the ratepayers of Kentucky before the Public Service Commission in a variety of matters totaling potential rate impacts of over $2 billion. Representative matters include General rate cases, Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience, alternative rate filings, smart grid/meter administrative case, abandonment proceedings, and a variety of other administrative proceedings.

Prior to joining the Kentucky OAG, Mr. Dutton worked in the U.S. EPA, Office of Water. There, he advised on legal, regulatory, and policy matters involving state NPDES legal authority, abandoned coal mines, confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and municipal and industrial discharges.

Mr. Dutton graduated from Trinity High School in 2000, and Miami University of Ohio in 2004 with a degree in Environmental Science. Mr.Dutton moved to White Plains, NY to attend Pace Law School, graduating with a certificate in Environmental Law. Mr. Dutton and his wife, Annie, live in Louisville.


Miami University (OH), B. Phil. Environmental Science, 2004
Pace Law School, J.D., 2009, Certificate in Environmental Law



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The Water and Energy Utilities practice area can help Investor Owned Utilities, Gas Distribution Companies, Water Associations, Water Districts, Sewer companies, Rural Electric Cooperatives, or interest groups pursuing intervention to navigate the complex waters of the Kentucky Public Service Commission. A full range of services can be provided in Anderson, Boone, Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Owen, Scott, Spencer, Trimble, Warren and many other counties in Kentucky. Learn more


  • Kentucky Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources: Chair-Elect
  • Louisville Bar Foundation: Board Member
  • KMAC Museum (formerly Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft): Board Member
  • Greater Louisville Inc., Committee on Energy & Environment: Member
  • Greater Louisville Inc., Committee on Energy & Environment, Subcommittee on Water: Chair