Lino Mendiola counsels clients in both transactional and litigation matters involving energy and regulatory law with a focus on the Texas electric energy and natural gas markets. His transactional experience includes handling regulatory issues such as pipeline regulation and transmission line routing matters.
Lino regularly advises clients on power purchase agreements, generation interconnect agreements, natural gas interconnection agreements, gas transportation agreements, and a variety of other matters facing electric generators and energy companies. He also frequently counsels clients on state and federal contracting and procurement law.
With more than 20 years of commercial litigation experience, Lino also represents energy clients in state and federal court and before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and other state agencies. A native of south Texas, Lino frequently represents clients in south Texas state courts.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2017)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of state regulatory and litigation (2011-2016)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law (2007-2017) and administrative law (2009-2017)
Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers (2008-2011, 2013-2016)
Recipient, Texas Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award (2010)
Member, Texas Bar Foundation
Member, Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
Member, Austin Bar Foundation
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
Board Member, The General Counsel Forum
Board Member, Child Inc.