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107 SE Washington St., Ste 430

Portland, OR 97214


The George Washington University, J.D., 2009
Santa Clara University, B.A., 2003


Alpha Delta Gamma
Cum Laude
Named one of Baltimore, Maryland’s “35 Finest Under 35,” 2011
Phi Alpha Theta

Tyler C. Pepples.webp


Tyler has practiced in both vertically integrated and deregulated electric markets, which gives him a unique perspective on the advantages and disadvantages of both.  Tyler’s practice consists of a mixture of administrative and appellate litigation, transactional work, and government affairs.  Tyler represents clients before state utility commissions in all manner of proceedings, including rate cases and complex legal and policy dockets involving issues such as customer choice, integrated resource planning, and renewable portfolio standards compliance.  When these matters are reviewed by the courts, Tyler represents clients in appellate proceedings.  He also advises clients on matters subject to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s jurisdiction.  He has handled transactions for the development of solar generation facilities and the sale of their output, asset purchase agreements for transmission and other electric facilities, and other transactional matters.  He provides general counsel services for consumer-owned utilities.  He advises businesses and wholesale customers with respect to the Bonneville Power Administration’s Regional Dialogue Contract.  And he provides legislative services, including legal review of energy-related bills and testifying before legislative committees.   Tyler is an active member of the Oregon and Washington State bars.
Born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in Seattle, Tyler has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest.  His great-grandfather was president of the first bank in Waterville, a small wheat farming town in Eastern Washington.  His grandfather, Keith Callow, served as Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court and has the distinction of being the only sitting Chief Justice in state history to be defeated in an election.  Tyler went to college at Santa Clara University, in California, where he graduated cum laude in English and also double-minored in History and the even more useful subject of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  Not knowing what to do after this, he moved to Washington D.C. for no particular reason.  He spent nine years on the East Coast, split between D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.  During this time he worked as the Education Director for an environmental non-profit group, attended law school at The George Washington University, began his legal career at the Maryland Department of the Environment, and then cut his teeth as an energy lawyer at Saul Ewing, LLP in Baltimore.  There, he practiced before the Maryland Public Service Commission, working to permit transmission projects, obtaining approval for two major energy company mergers, and litigating other energy-related matters.  Tyler eventually decided to return to the Pacific Northwest, however.  Following a one-year stop in Dallas, Texas, which Tyler hopes never to repeat, he moved to Portland, Oregon and joined Davison Van Cleve in 2013.
Tyler has a wife, two kids, and a dog.  Only the dog listens to him.

Tyler is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: 

  • Oregon

  • Washington

  • Maryland 

  • District of Columbia 

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

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