Roderick S. Coy

Rick Coy joined Clark Hill, PLC in 1982 after more than a decade as an Assistant Attorney General of Michigan where he specialized in electric, gas, and communications utility regulation and administrative litigation. Rick serves as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Lansing office and contributes to serving the Firm’s clients’ needs before state government officials and agencies. Rick has more than 43 years’ experience specializing in energy, telecommunications, and utility law in Michigan and provides legal counsel and representation to large corporate and institutional utility service users and their statewide associations, as well as new competitors in these restructured industries. In the telecommunications area, Rick has counseled or represented private telecommunications networks, large institutional telecommunications users, competitive telecommunications service providers, and video and broad-band service providers and associations, among others, including a wide array of telecommunications and wireless users in participating in regulatory proceedings, negotiation of contracts with telecommunications providers or carriers, arranging for network management services, and compliance with federal, state and local government regulations. Since 2000 he has been an adjunct professor of telecommunications at Michigan State University, where he serves on the advisory board of the Quello Center.