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Curt R. Ledford

Curt R. Ledford
Attorney, Shareholder


1750 SW Harbor Way, Ste. 450

Portland, OR 97201


University of Arizona, J.D., 2004

University of Arizona, B.A., 2001

Curt Ledford’s practice is focused on utility, administrative, corporate, cooperative, and regulatory law, as well as general matters affecting energy developments, generation facilities, renewable energy, and Nevada’s utilities.  Prior to joining Davison Van Cleve as a partner, from 2007 to 2015, Curt served as General Counsel for Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a Nevada non-profit cooperative utility that provides electric service to members in six counties throughout rural Nevada and California.

During the past decade, Curt has emerged as one of Nevada’s most dedicated energy and utility attorneys.  Curt has assisted numerous clients in an assortment of various regulatory matters. Curt’s legal work resulted in a significant rate reduction for numerous large energy users in a recent electric rate case before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).  Also, Curt recently worked to achieve positive benefits for a generation client in a natural gas rate case, has advised clients in integrated resource planning dockets, assisted numerous clients in open access applications under NRS 704B, and participated in other related regulatory cases.  

From a federal regulatory perspective, Curt has extensive experience in the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards and the requirements of the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC).

Curt also assists the firm’s clients with state and federal permitting and environmental approvals, and Curt has represented both buyers and sellers alike in transactions involving renewable energy facilities. As a former utility employee, Curt is also intimately familiar with the various rules, regulations, and contractual requirements of local utilities, and provides guidance to developer clients when navigating through the labyrinth of utility line extension and interconnection rules and requirements.

Curt is active in various professional organizations.  Curt is a Market Leadership Advisory Board Member for the U.S. Green Building Council, a advisory member to E2 (Energy + Economic), and was also a founding member of the Energy, Utilities and Communication Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Additionally, Curt was the most-recent chairman of the Clean Energy Project, an organization founded by former senator Harry Reid.

A steadfast supporter of community and charitable efforts, Curt assisted VEA to form a charitable foundation, and is a longtime volunteer in many community-oriented donation drives and projects.  On his way to the office, you will likely see Curt passing by the Las Vegas Strip in his electric car.

Curt received a J.D. from the University of Arizona in 2004, and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona in 2001.

Recent Awards and Recognition

Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Business Entities & Transactions, Real Estate & Land Use - 2019

Curt is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: 

  • Nevada