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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. I am 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 State Senate.

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.

Your friend,

Russ Doty

 

RESUME OF RUSSELL L. DOTY

PO Box 1734, Billings, MT 59103                                                                                                          Office 406/656/2763

SUMMARY

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.

Especially skilled at:

  •    Focusing on relevant issues, consensus building, presentations, negotiating, managing complex cases to timely completion, drafting, quantifying facts, and working with groups and computers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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 - present

  •    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 since 1997.

Equilaw International, 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 Committee                                                             1989 - 91

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 - 82

Contract Administrative Law Judge

  •    Heard 60 cases for 13 agencies governing utilities, facility siting, and OSHA, etc.

Solar Option Leasing, Inc., Afton, MN                                                                                      1978 - 81

President and General Counsel

  •    Developed a corporation, drafted revenue bond law to fund alternative energy projects.

Montana Public Service Commission, Helena, MT                                                                    1975 - 76

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 Agency, St. Paul, MN                                                                  1971 - 75

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 - 70

Legislator, Montana House of Representatives, Helena, MT                                                   1967 - 69

EDUCATION

M.A., Computer Information Systems, Regis University, Denver, CO (5 credits to completion)    2003 or 2004

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 law

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 ACTIVITIES

Author         ● Poles Apart                                                                                                                1974

                           University of Montana Press/Hill Foundation grant             Book on utility ratemaking

                     ● 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

                           Televised town meeting before President Carter at St. Paul Landmark Center

                     ● "Let's Save $100 Million a Year in Workers' Compensation Costs"                                 1996

                           Postal Inspection Service seminar before 75 administrators from 15 federal agencies

                     ● "Preparing and Presenting an Arbitration,"                                                                    1992

                           Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution continuing legal education seminar

Board           Denver Area UNICEF                                                                                        1998-2004

Member      ● Red Wing Area VoTech, Energy Education Center                                                1982 - 83

                     ● American, State & County Bar Associations                                                    various times

                     ● St. Paul Mayor's Energy Committee of 100+                                                      1979 - 1980

Pro Bono     ● Won case applying 1-person, 1-vote rule to political party presidential nominations.

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