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Ruth Stoner Muzzin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Friedman & Springwater LLP
350 Sansome Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-834-3800
Fax: 415-834-1044
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Energy & Natural Resources (80%), Appellate (10%), Utilities (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ruth Stoner Muzzin is a litigator with a practice focused in the energy, water, transportation and telecommunications industries and related environmental issues. She is experienced in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has represented public agencies and public utilities in state and federal courts and before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

About Ruth Stoner Muzzin

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.friedmanspring.com/attorneys-detail.php

Transactions

  • Represented a public water district in multiple complex proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) concerning a regulated public utility's successive proposals for an alternative water supply project, including several weeks of evidentiary hearings and extensive briefing on preliminary issues of preemption and jurisdiction as well as applications for settlement and project approvals, ensuing original proceedings in the California Supreme Court, including under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and in subsequent proceedings before other state permitting agencies., 2020
  • Represented a telecommunications company as real party in interest in a challenge to decisions of the California Public Utilities Commission in the California Court of Appeal, 2019
  • Represented a public water district before the California Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court, defending against a challenge under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to environmental review for participation in a major water supply project approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, including discretionary writ proceedings and traditional appeal, ultimately obtaining three reversals on appeal., 2018
  • Represented 19 defendants, including a corporation's sole shareholder and president in a state administrative proceeding against the corporation, defending against allegations of alter ego., 2016
  • Represented a transportation industry group before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court in challenges to the CPUC's Transportation Network Company (TNC) decisions, including an original CEQA petition to the California Supreme Court., 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section Member, American Bar Association, International Section Member, 2020
  • Past President (2019), Board of Directors, Conference of California Public Utility Counsel., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Water
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Office Location for Ruth Stoner Muzzin

350 Sansome Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Last Updated: 4/12/2021

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