Hello. Thank you for coming to this
web site. My resume is below for your convenience, but I wanted to greet you in a more informal manner. I was born and grew up in Great Falls.
an attorney with several years in private general practice and experience
working as a member of the Montana House of Representatives, an environmental planner/lobbyist for the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency, Assistant Attorney General for the Montana
Public Utilities Commission, Contract Minnesota Administrative Law Judge,
Associate General Council/Marketing for the National Arbitration Forum,
and Chief of Staff for the Governmental Operations Committee in the Minnesota
I retired from the Western Area Injury
Compensation Office (Denver) for the US Postal Service in March of 2004.
After "retiring," I moved to Billings, Montana. I filed as a Democratic candidate for the Montana Public Service Commission. After losing the election, I incorporated New World WindPower LLC and the Green Electricity Buying Cooperative to market and sell electricity generated from windmills and other renewable energy sources and to promote energy conservation..
For recreation, I fish, ski, play
tennis, write, canoe, conduct fund raising drives for UNICEF, read and
develop web sites and computer programs.
I hope this site
will save you money and empower you to help reduce global warming.
RESUME OF RUSSELL L. DOTY
PO Box 1734, Billings, MT 59103 Office
Proven expertise in diverse
areas of trial and appellate law and government regulation as:
Administrative Law Judge, Private Litigator, Assistant
Attorney General, and Legislator.
Extensive background in
and knowledge of:
Utilities, energy, telecommunications, transportation,
environment, public policy, lobbying, rulemaking, civil advocacy
and procedure, administrative, appellate, contract, tort, employment,
and constitutional law, evidence, ethical practices, and dispute
resolution as a neutral or advocate.
Focusing on relevant issues, consensus building,
presentations, negotiating, managing complex cases to timely
completion, drafting, quantifying facts, and working with groups
Candidate, Montana Public
Service Commission, Billings, Mt. 2004
Law Firms of: Mabley,
Doty & Johnson; Norberg & Doty, and Russell L. Doty, Minn. & Colo.
General Partner/Attorney 1976
Admitted in Montana, Colorado, Minnesota (inactive), and the
U.S. 8th Circuit and Bankruptcy Courts.
Established general trial and appellate practice
in areas mentioned above.
Hired, managed, and worked closely with diverse
professional and support personnel.
Won concessions for small Radio Common Carriers
in case resulting from antitrust divestiture.
Won interest free telecommunications device loans
for deaf senior citizens from US West.
U.S. Postal Service (USPS),
Denver, CO, Western Area Injury Compensation Office
Human Resources Specialist
-- Retired July
1995 - March 2004
Wrote legal opinions and letters that enabled
$32+ million annually in health cost savings and continued unfettered
collection of $12+ million in overcharges from hospitals treating
injured USPS employees.
My teams have managed workers' compensation wage
loss cost savings of $1.21 million over the last 3 years and
$36+ million in lifetime savings; 6 Individual Recognition Awards
aka National Arbitration Forum, Minneapolis, MN 1992
Associate General Counsel/Marketing
Marketed worldwide arbitration services to credit
companies, personnel officers and judges.
Increased mediation referrals from Hennepin and
Ramsey County benches by five fold.
Minnesota Senate, Governmental Operations
Legislative Analyst and
Chief of Committee Staff
Researched and developed complex legislative policy
governing $14 billion in pension funding for 330,000 public employees
and governing operation of all state agencies.
Supervised Governmental Operations Committee staff,
and supported that Committee's Chair in Legislative Commission
on Employee Relations & Pension Commission meetings.
Helped prevent office-leasing contracts that would
have wasted $26 million.
Espied drafting errors and prevented major conflicting
administrative rulemaking procedures.
Developed $1.5+ million savings rationale for
a Workers Comp. Fund investment procedure.
Minnesota Office of Administrative
Hearings, Minneapolis, MN 1977
Heard 60 cases for 13 agencies governing utilities,
facility siting, and OSHA, etc.
Solar Option Leasing,
President and General
Developed a corporation, drafted revenue bond
law to fund alternative energy projects.
Montana Public Service
Helena, MT 1975
Special Assistant Attorney
General/Managing Attorney II & III
Supervised and participated in extensive rulemaking,
contested case and civil litigation.
Managed the drafting of, or drafted, rate, security-issuance,
and show-cause orders, rules, briefs, contracts, office procedures,
pleadings, laws, checklists, and docketing systems.
Minnesota Pollution Control
St. Paul, MN 1971
Legislative Liaison, and
Planner 1, 2, & 3
Researched, prepared, and lobbied agency's comprehensive
state and federal legislation.
Teacher, (Social Studies, Spelling & PE), Meadow
Hill School, Missoula, MT 1969 -
Legislator, Montana House of Representatives, Helena,
MT 1967 - 69
M.A., Computer Information
Systems, Regis University, Denver, CO (5 credits to completion) 2003
J.D., William Mitchell (night)
College of Law, St. Paul, MN 1974
Worked full-time, Sr. class rank=top 20%
American Jurisprudence Award in constitutional
M.A., Political Science, University
of Montana, Missoula, MT 1970
Ford-Falk Foundation intern
B.A., Political Science, Washington
State University, Pullman, WA 1965
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY
Author ● Poles Apart 1974
of Montana Press/Hill Foundation grant Book on utility
● Should Notaries Be [Insurance]
Bonded? Ghost written
for Sen. Donald Moe
Notary View Point, Oct.
1990, pp. 1 & 4
Speaker ● "Development of Energy Alternatives" 1979
town meeting before President Carter at St. Paul Landmark Center
● "Let's Save $100 Million a Year in Workers'
Compensation Costs" 1996
Inspection Service seminar before 75 administrators from 15 federal
● "Preparing and Presenting an Arbitration," 1992
of Professionals in Dispute Resolution continuing legal education
Board ● Denver
Area UNICEF 1998-2004
Member ● Red
Wing Area VoTech, Energy Education Center 1982
● American, State & County
Bar Associations various
● St. Paul Mayor's Energy Committee of 100+ 1979
Pro Bono ● Won case applying 1-person, 1-vote rule to political party