Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Timothy J. Sabo's practice primarily focuses on public utilities, energy, water/wastewater and telecommunications. He regularly appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) in utility rate cases, rulemakings, certificate applications, enforcement proceedings and other regulatory matters.
Tim has appeared in more than 70 ACC hearings and has served as "first chair" for several large water rate cases. He also has substantial experience in appeals of ACC orders. He has assisted clients with many complex ACC jurisdictional issues, including cases concerning whether entities were public service corporations subject to the jurisdiction of the ACC.
Tim also practices securities litigation, including defending enforcement actions brought by the Securities Division of the ACC.
Prior to joining Roshka DeWulf & Patten in 2005, Tim served as an attorney with the Arizona Corporation Commission (Legal Division, 2001 2005) and as law clerk with the Arizona Corporation Commission (Legal Division, 2000 2001).
Tim is the co-founder and editor of Arizona Regulatory Reports, an e-newsletter covering water, wastewater and reclaimed water issues at the ACC.
What Lawyers Should Know About the Administrative Procedures Act, Arizona State Bar Convention (Co-Chair and Faculty), June 21, 2012
Using Developer Money to Pay for Acquisitions: Legal and Policy Issues, Arizona Corporation Commission water workshop, June 24, 2011
Distribution System Improvement Charges: Legal Overview, Arizona Corporation Commission water workshop, January 14, 2011
Areas of Law:
-Public Utility Law
-Water and Wastewater
Experience & Credentials:
-Admitted in 2001, Arizona
-2001, U.S. District Court District of Arizona
-2001, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
-2003, U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
Class of 2001
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Class of 1995
Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona (Member, Sections on: Administrative Law Section, Chair 2013-2014, Chair Elect 2012-2013, Executive Council and Secretary; Securities Regulation); American Bar Association, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; Energy Bar Association
In re Global Water - Palo Verde Utilities Co., et al., 2010 WL 3705323 (2010); McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc. v. Arizona Corp. Comm'n, 655 F.Supp.2d 1003 (D.Ariz. 2009); In re Hassayampa Utility Co., 2008 WL 2175761 (2008); In re Arizona-American Water Co., Inc., 2007 WL 4127561 (2007); Southwest Transmission Co-Op, Inc. v. Arizona Corp. Comm'n, 213 Ariz. 427, 142 P.3d 1240 (Ct. App. 2006); Grand Canyon Trust v. Arizona Corp. Comm'n, 201 Ariz. 30, 107 P.3d 356 (Ct. App. 2005); Arizona Corp. Comm'n v. FERC, 397 F.2d 952 (D.C. Cir. 2005); Qwest Corp. v. Arizona Corp. Comm'n, 349 F.Supp.2d 1228 (D.Ariz. 2004); Arizona-American Water Co. v. Arizona Corp. Comm'n, 209 Ariz. 189, 98 P3d 624 (Ct. App. 2004); In re Arizona-American Water Co., Inc., 2004 WL 1716061 (2004); In re Arizona Water Co., Inc. 2004 WL 1109925 (2004); In re Slamming and Other Deceptive Practices, 2002 WL 32063812 (December 12, 2002) as modified by In re Rule to Address Slamming and Other Deceptive Practices, 2004 WL 1809714 (2004).