Jeffrey Goltz provides consulting services on various regulatory matters, focusing on state and regional issues in economic and energy regulation, rate setting, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Jeff served six years on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, four years as its chairman. Prior to that he spent 30 years in the Washington Attorney General’s Office, including eight years as a supervising deputy attorney general, under both Attorney General Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna. He also served as head of the Utilities and Transportation Division, head of the Ecology Division, and as an attorney for the Department of Revenue, twice receiving the Attorney General’s “Outstanding Leader” award. As a deputy attorney general, he oversaw the state legal work relating to utilities, tax, K-12 education, higher education, social services, and campaign ethics and disclosure. While in the Attorney General’s Office, Jeff argued 11 cases before the Washington Supreme Court, including cases on utility regulation, state tax, state constitutional law, administrative law, and fair campaign practices. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he served as a legislative assistant for an Oregon Congressman in Washington, D.C., working primarily on regional energy and environmental issues. In 2010, he received the Washington State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section’s Frank Homan Award for excellence in the practice of administrative law and has taught state administrative law at Seattle University School of Law.
While at the UTC Jeff served as President of the of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, and as the UTC’s representative on the State-Provincial Steering Committee, an advisory committee to the Western Electricity Coordinating Committee on regional transmission issues.
After leaving the Commission, Jeff joined Cascadia Law Group PLLC as Of Counsel where he has focused on energy and other regulatory matters.
Jeff grew up in Bellingham, Washington, attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, receiving his B.A. cum laude, and then earned his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review.