James R. Choukas-Bradley


1301 K Street, NW
Suite 1000 West
Washington, DC 20005

Mr. Choukas-Bradley is a partner who joined the firm from Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. in February 2014. He focuses on counseling and representing public gas systems and their joint action agencies, individually and in groups, in their dealings with energy suppliers, pipelines, financial institutions, hedge counterparties and customers.

As a pioneer and leading practitioner in helping public gas systems operate in the deregulated gas industry, he has assisted in the formation of joint action agencies, development of financed natural gas supply acquisition programs and projects, development of publicly-owned natural gas pipeline projects to attach competitive gas supplies and negotiation of market-leading supply and capacity management transactions.

Mr. Choukas-Bradley's energy practice is national and includes representation of issuers of tax-exempt bonds in structured finance transactions, negotiation and drafting of energy contracts, structuring of retail rates and tariffs, negotiation of hedging contracts, assistance in legislative efforts and practice before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Choukas-Bradley was a newspaper reporter and editor, a small business owner and assistant to the city manager of a city of 15,000 people in New Hampshire. He is a musician and singer-songwriter. He is married to author Melanie Choukas-Bradley. They have two children.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1980
  • B.A., University of Vermont, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia