Public Utility, Energy, & Administrative Law;
Telecommunication

Steven Frias is an associate at Keegan Werlin LLP. He specializes in public utility, energy and regulatory, telecommunications, and administrative law.

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Steven Frias

Boston Office

Phone: 617-951-1400
Fax: 617-951-1354
Email: sfrias@keeganwerlin.com

● Administrative Law
● Energy Law
● Public Utilities
● Telecommunication

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court District of RI
Rhode Island

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Frias served as Senior Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission for two years. He then served as Executive Counsel of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board for six years. During his employment as Executive Counsel, he authored “Beyond 271 – From an Open Market to a Fully Competitive Market: A Roadmap for State Commissions,” for the NRRI Journal of Applied Regulation. Before entering public service, Mr. Frias served as an associate at Zizik, LaSalle & Power, P.C., specializing in litigation.

Since 1999, Mr. Frias has taught Paralegals and the Litigation Team in Rhode Island, a seminar at the Institute for Paralegal Education.

Image by American Public Power Association

Memberships & Associations

Rhode Island Bar Association


R.I. Representative and Member of the RNC Budget Committee, Republican National Committee

Board Member, Cranston Historical Society 2009 - 2017

Contributing Opinion Columnist, Cranston Herald 2012 - 2013, 2019 - Present

Contributing Opinion Columnist, Providence Journal 2013 - 2016

Commissioner, Cranston City Planning Commission, 2021 - Present

Treasurer, R.I. Semiquincentennial (250th) Commission, 2021 - Present

Chairman, Cranston Charter Review Commission, 2019 - 2020

Published Works

Cranston and Its Mayors: A History, The History Press, Charleston SC, 2011


Beyond 271 - From an Open Market to a Fully Competitive Market, NRRI Journal of Applied Regulation, 1, 2003


Flagrant Disregard for Tradition, Suffolk University Law Review, 30, 1997

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, , J.D., cum laude, 1997
Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, 1996 - 1997


Awards:  Dean’s List 1995-97; Best Case Comment, Law Review Staff Competition, 1996; Semi-Finalist, Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition, 1996; Best Brief Writer, First Year Moot Court Section Competition 1995; Best Oral Advocate, First Year Moot Court Section Competition, 1995

Brown University, Providence, RI, B.A. Political Science and International Relations, 1993

Representative Cases

NSTAR Electric Company, D.P.U. 17-05

NSTAR Gas Company, D.P.U. 19-120

NSTAR Gas Company, D.P.U. 20-76

 

Brookline, Case No. 9752

Classes & Seminars

Paralegals and the Litigation Team in Rhode Island, Institute for Paralegal Education, 1999 - Present

Recognitions

Coolidge Prize for Journalism, 2015