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Gerald E. Wuetcher

Counsel to the Firm, Lexington

Jerry is Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Utility & Energy practice. He brings to Stoll Keenon Ogden more than 25 years of experience working at the Kentucky Public Service Commission, where he served as a staff attorney, deputy general counsel and executive advisor. He frequently appeared before the Commission in administrative proceedings involving electric, natural gas, water and sewer utility issues and represented the Commission in state and federal courts. Jerry also served as the Commission’s representative in a number of interagency groups addressing water and wastewater issues. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the Commission’s representative on the Board of the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. Jerry developed and implemented the Commission’s training program for water utility officials and served as an instructor for that program. He is frequent speaker on utility and local government issues before such organizations as the Kentucky Rural Water Association, Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Association of Counties, and the Utility Management Institute.

Jerry served for 27 years in the United States Army as a judge advocate before retiring at the rank of Colonel in 2011. His service encompassed numerous roles on active duty and in a reserve status.

Jerry received his J.D. from Emory University in 1984, and earned his B.A. in History with Honors in 1981 from Johns Hopkins University.  Jerry also serves as a member of Board of Trustees of the Woodford County Library and has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

Practices
Education
Emory University
1984, J.D.
Johns Hopkins University
1981, B.A.
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Awarded Legion of Merit for military service, 2012

Affiliations

  • Woodford County Library, board of trustees, 2013-present
Publications Seminars
 
     Kentucky Public Service Commission and the Construction and Financing of Water
     and Wastewater Projects
, Presentation to Staff of Kentucky Infrastructure Authority,
     2018
 
     Practice before the Public Service Commision, Kentucky Rural Water Association
     Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2018
 
     Regulation of Water and Sewer Utilities, Kentucky-Tennessee Section AWWA Water
     Professionals Leadership Academy, 2018
 
     Kentucky Public Service Commission’s Treatment of Employee Compensation,
     Northern Kentucky Water Training Program, 2018
 
     Recent Developments in Utility Regulation, Utility Leadership Institute Water Law
     Series, 2017
 
     Recent Trends at the Public Service Commission, Kentucky Rural Water Association
     Annual Conference, 2017
 
     Certificates of Public Convenience & Necessity: Everything You Wanted to Know But
     Were Afraid to Ask the PSC,
Kentucky Rural Water Association Annual Conference,
     2017
 
     Special Districts and Special Purpose Governmental Entities, Kentucky Association of
     Counties Leadership Institute, 2017
 
     Obtaining Kentucky Public Service Commission Approval to Construct a Waterworks
     Project
, Kentucky-Tennessee Section AWWA Water Professionals Conference,
     2017
 
     Recent Developments in Utility Regulation, Northern Kentucky Water Training
     Program, 2017
 
     Recent Developments in Utility Regulation, Northern Kentucky Water Training
     Program, 2016
 
     Cities and The Public Service Commission: Solving The Puzzle of The PSC’s Role In
     Setting Municipal Utility Rates
, Kentucky Rural Water Association Annual Conference,
     2015