Practice areas


Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 1996

  • Received a certificate of specialization in Environmental Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Tulane Law Review, 1995-96
  • Tulane Moot Court Board, 1994-95
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, 1994-96

Tulane University, magna cum laude, 1993

        Dana Shelton Chambers USA 2016

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Dana M. Shelton


Ms. Shelton concentrates her practice in energy matters, public utility regulation, environmental law and commercial litigation. She handles cases involving electric utility rates, energy market rules and various commercial matters. Ms. Shelton regularly represents the Louisiana Public Service Commission before state and federal courts and federal agencies, as well as matters pending before the Commission. She joined Stone Pigman in 1997.

Representative Matters

Represents the Louisiana Public Service Commission in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding cost allocations among operating companies of Entergy Corp. and other Louisiana electric utilities.

Represents the Louisiana Public Service Commission in various dockets concerning requests for rate increases, development of formula rate plans and certification of new generating units for various electric utilities in Louisiana.

Represented the Louisiana Public Service Commission in various proceedings at both state and federal levels regarding RTO development and proposed federal transmission and wholesale energy market rules.

Represented electric service provider organization in development of environmental regulations.

Represented various manufacturers in products liability suits.

Represented the City of New Orleans in several suits alleging under-payments by the City of New Orleans to various retirement funds.

Represented lessee in multi-faceted dispute over long-term timber lease.

Professional and Civic Activities

Ms. Shelton is a member of the Federal, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations and the bar of the United States Supreme Court.  She is Vice President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.  She is a Past Chair of the Public Utilities Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is a member of the Section Council.  She also is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Ms. Shelton served on an Energy Policy Task Force for the City of New Orleans.  She was a law clerk to the Honorable Jack C. Watson and the Honorable Walter F. Marcus Jr., both of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1996-97.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Shelton was the recipient of an Energy Bar Association Ambassador Award in 2016.  She has been named to Chambers USA in the field of Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities, and New Orleans magazine has recognized her as a Top Lawyer.  She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Teaching Positions

Ms. Shelton is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, where she teaches a course in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy.  She has also been a guest lecturer on the topic of Public Utility Regulation and Evidence Law at Tulane and Louisiana State University Law Schools.