James Squeri

James D. Squeri


James D. Squeri concentrates primarily on regulatory issues before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), with his main focus on telecommunications and energy.



professional activities



  • Recognized in the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers in America for 2021 in the category for Energy Law
  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers in America in the category of Communications Law in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • James D. Squeri has been continuously selected for recognition in Best Lawyers in America since 1993

His practice involves all aspects of regulation affecting the supply, delivery and consumption of natural gas, electricity and oil.

He joined Goodin MacBride in 1986, coming from the San Francisco law firm of Graham & James. Before that, Mr. Squeri was legal counsel to the CPUC from 1975-83, and an administrative law judge.

Mr. Squeri graduated from Stanford University in 1971, and earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1975.


As of October 1, 2021, the law firm of Goodin, MacBride, Squeri & Day, LLP has dissolved its partnership. In order to reach any of the firm’s professionals in their current practices, please contact them through the information found below.

The following are all practicing as part of Downey Brand LLP, in its San Francisco office:

Thomas J. MacBride, Jr.
James D. Squeri
Michael B. Day
Brian T. Cragg
Megan J. Somogyi
Nirvesh Sikand

Robert A. Goodin and Keith E. Johnson are continuing their commercial litigation practice as The Law Offices of Robert A. Goodin.  They may be reached at:

John L. Clark is now working as a solo practitioner, and can be reached at: