With a background in the nuclear power industry, Timothy P. Matthews represents and counsels electric utilities, nuclear industry suppliers, and other licensees before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and other regulatory agencies, and in US federal courts. He counsels clients in investigations, discrimination allegations, and regulatory compliance matters. He also advises on matters related to new nuclear plant development, electric utility industry restructuring, and complex disputes including mediation, arbitration, and litigation in US state and federal courts.
Tim played a significant role in the complex litigation and arbitration that followed outages at the Millstone, Connecticut, and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants. He also counsels clients in investigations, discrimination allegations, and regulatory compliance matters.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Tim worked as a project manager with the Nuclear Management and Resources Council (NUMARC) in Washington, DC, and as congressional liaison with the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. In the US Navy, he served as a nuclear-trained officer, including on nuclear-powered warships as chief engineer.
The George Washington University Law School, 1994, J.D.
U.S. Naval Academy, 1983, B.S.M.E.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Energy Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2024)
Ranked, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA, Chambers Global (2016–2023)
Ranked, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide, Chambers USA (2016–2023)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Leading Lawyer, Industry focus: Energy regulation: electric power, The Legal 500 US (2023)
Recommended, Industry focus - Energy - regulatory - conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2021, 2022)
Ranked, International Who’s Who Legal for Energy Lawyers (2013–2017)
Recognized, BTI Client Service All-Star (2016)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016, 2019)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Past Chair, Nuclear Regulation Committee, Energy Bar Association