Tom Rowland, one of the founding partners of Rowland & Moore LLP, has been involved in telecommunications and energy law since 1985. Prior to forming Rowland & Moore LLP, Tom was a Director and Counsel in Washington D.C. for the National Cable Telecommunications Association, where he assisted cable companies in their effort to gain entry into the local telecommunications markets. Responsible for analyzing telecommunications and cable legislation, he lectured and worked on telecommunication policy as well as acted as liaison for the cable industry before inter-governmental regulatory organizations on legal, legislative and policy issues.
Prior to working in Washington D.C., Tom was Supervisor and Chief Counsel for public utility and telecommunications litigation at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. In that position, he litigated regulatory and appellate court cases, supervised a staff of attorneys and testified before the Illinois General Assembly and the Chicago City Council. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Universal Telecommunications Service Corporation.
Additionally, Tom was also attorney at the Illinois Office of Public Counsel, where he represented the State of Illinois in telecommunications and energy matters before the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Appellate Courts.
Prior to moving to Chicago Tom was an attorney with the Executive Office of Energy Resources in Boston Massachusetts, as well as an analyst for PacificCorp, (Pacific Power & Light), an investor owned utility.
Tom received his J.D. from University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire and his B.A. from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Michigan.