Ex Officio, Non-Voting Director
Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Lori Cobos to serve as the Public Counsel for the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) on March 22, 2019, for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Before her appointment, Public Counsel Cobos served in several senior-level positions at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), including serving as an advisor for two PUCT commissioners, assistant counsel to the PUCT executive director, and senior policy analyst in the PUCT’s policy development division. She has also served as in-house counsel at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Lori Cobos is an attorney in private practice and is the principal owner of Cobos Law Firm, where she specializes in representing and counseling clients on legal, regulatory, public policy, legislative, and business development matters in the Texas energy industry. She has over fifteen years of experience in the Texas electric power industry. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has served as the chair of the Public Utility Law Section. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and is a former Board member of the Sul Ross State University Alumni Board.
Cobos received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and a Master of Arts in public administration from Sul Ross State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.