Court S. Rich is Senior Partner and Director of the Renewable Energy Department at Rose Law Group pc. Court practices in the areas of renewable energy, administrative law, municipal law, land use and zoning, real estate, and handles administrative matters in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee, the Arizona Department of Real Estate, and the State Liquor Board as well as lobbying at the State Legislature. Court also serves as regulatory counsel for some of the largest solar companies and solar industry organizations in the United States. Court has extensive experience helping clients solve complicated real estate development issues in all parts of the Valley and around the State of Arizona. Court has assisted clients in some especially unique development issues related to floodplains, assurances, freeway and utility sittings, as well as securing use permits, and variances where needed.

On the regulatory front, Court has worked on numerous groundbreaking matters in Arizona including acting as lead counsel before the Arizona Corporation Commission for the largest solar energy industry groups in the country in matters relating to the future of distributed generation in Arizona. Court has negotiated numerous power purchase agreements and turnkey agreements for utility scale solar generation facilities with utilities including among others Arizona Public Service, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Tucson Electric Power. In addition, Court has drafted and negotiated solar service agreements, solar lease agreements, and solar purchase agreements for numerous distributed scale solar projects with a variety of off-takers.

Under Court’s leadership, Rose Law Group pc has become the leading firm in Arizona for renewable energy its renewable energy department was just ranked number one in the state by Ranking Arizona.

Court’s work demands that he have close relationships with elected officials and state, municipal, and county staff members throughout Arizona. As a result, Court is often involved in election campaigns in support of local and state candidates and stays involved in the communities in which he works. Court is always ready to assist clients in working with municipal, county, or state officials in an effort to build better communities and solve local and regional issues.

Court is a regular speaker and panelist on all things related to renewable energy. Court also has served as pro bono counsel for the Institute for Justice (representing a Winchell’s Donut shop against first amendment abuse) and has been an associate scholar at the Goldwater Institute which published his policy brief, “Protecting Private Property Rights: The Case for Vested Property  Rights.”

He supports and serves on committees for various Valley philanthropic organizations including Teen Lifeline, which is one of his favorites. Former Governor Jan Brewer appointed Court to sit on her Solar Energy Advisory Task Force. Court is Vice President of the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association, and a member of the Phoenix Green Chamber’s Public Policy Committee. Court also sits on the City of Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Scottsdale Public Art Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the Gen Equity Political Action Committee, and is currently serving on the executive board of the Economic Development Group of Eloy (EDGE). Court is a proud graduate of Scottsdale Leadership’s Class 23, a member of Gen Next, and Pinal Partnership.

Court received his B.A. in philosophy from University of Arizona in 1998 and his J.D. from Arizona State University in 2001 where he was a Pedrick Scholar. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Association.

On the lighter side, he was named “Best Name for a Lawyer” in the Phoenix New Times’ Best of Phoenix Issue, 2001.

In the news:

Tucson Electric Power proposes higher charges, fewer credits for future solar customers; ‘Aggressively anti-consumer,’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department

Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of renewable energy department, talks to NPR Weekend Edition

Roof solar advocates, foes cheer new study; Court Rich, Rose Law Group Senior Partner & Director of Renewable Energy Department, responds

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich on “Horizon” discusses utilities’ attempts to shut down rooftop solar in Arizona. [VIDEO]

TEP wants ‘demand charge’ to stop solar, Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich says

Arizona halts hearing into new solar fees, opens value of solar docket; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich discusses

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich awarded ‘Tweet of the Week’ for seventh time by Arizona Republic

Multiple media outlets call upon Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich to respond to APS’ latest move on solar

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich responds to APS’s solar allegations in ‘The Arizona Republic’

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich comments in Arizona Republic on APS withdrawing request for massive increase in solar surcharge

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich tells CBS 5 & 3TV apartment age ban is illegal

Tempe apartment age restriction might violate city ordinance; certainly does says Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich awarded top tweet for sixth time by Arizona Republic

New citizens no longer have to say they will ‘bear arms’ in oath; Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich talks to KTVK Channel 3

Gila River files lawsuit over Loop 202; Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich tells CBS5 the community’s involvement changes the dynamic of the situation

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich discusses ruling on solar property tax case on KJZZ (Audio)

Rise of green energy makes utilities nervous; energy situation compares to shortcomings of Obamacare, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured in Greentech Media report on utility-owned rooftop solar [VIDEO]

Should regulated utilities be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar? Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich debates issue at the Solar Summit in Phoenix

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich awarded top tweet for fifth time by Arizona Republic

What do Governor Doug Ducey, Juan Martinez and Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich all have in common? They’re on the 3rd page of Saturday’s Arizona Republic!

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich awarded tweet of the week for fourth time from AZ Central

TEP proposes slashing solar savings, a ‘devious’ plan, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

ED3 to implement anti-solar fee and cap in Maricopa, a ‘disappointing’ decision says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich takes on anti-solar bill sponsor on Channel 3’s ‘Politics Unplugged’

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich appears on KQCK’s Pinal Power Players talking about the conservative case for solar energy and Pinal County issues

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich awarded tweet of the week for third time from AZ Central

Ducey aims for number one solar job spot; now we just need all utilities on board, says Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich

Arizona regulatory staff rejects APS bid to own rooftop solar; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured

Overflow crowd attacks Salt River Project’s proposed rates, especially for solar; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich quoted extensively

[BREAKING] Corporation Commission staff recommends rejection of APS monopoly move into competitive rooftop solar market; Rose Law Group partner Court Rich says APS can’t have it both ways

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich explains why APS’ rooftop solar proposal is an expensive step backwards for solar in Arizona.

Senior Partner Court Rich tells KJZZ that “APS is totally against solar unless it owns it, in which case they love it.”

Tucson Electric mimics APS with rooftop move

Political Insider: I’m too sexy for my shirt – Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich’s tweet featured

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich tells CBS 5 Arizona now a part of national discussion on lethal injection

Hundreds of angered SRP solar customers unload on rate hike at hearing; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich calls it a tax [VIDEOS]

[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] ‘Solar’ governor needs to fight rooftop taxes by Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

Hundreds rally at State Capitol against solar property tax – Rose Law Group partner, Court Rich and the Honorable Barry Goldwater Jr. speak to media

Route alternatives reduced for proposed E.V. power lines; a difficult case says Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich

SRP solar plan ‘terrible,’ says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich; proposal worst in nation

Leased solar panels facing property taxes; time for governor to step in, says Court Rich, Director, Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Department

Power companies take heat for tough year in industry; APS’ goal is to kill solar, charges Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

SRP customers install more solar, proof tax hurt APS solar, says Rose Law Group partner Court Rich

Eloy commission looks at growth in housing, other projects, ‘just the tip of the iceberg,’ says Rose Law Group partner Court Rich

Rose Law Group Senior Partner, Court Rich, helps landowner prevail in fight between grocery chain giants in City of Surprise

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich obtains approval for medical marijuana baked goods store in Scottsdale

Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich weighs in on bust of ‘Property Wars’ reality show star

Rose Law Group Partner, Court Rich, assists client with controversial and successful annexation into City of Maricopa

Rose Law Group partner, Court Rich, on 12 News talking about investment in Mexico after Rocky Point shooting

SPECIAL SECTION: RLG Partner Court Rich helps solar industry to crushing defeat of APS’s solar tax plan, preserves net metering for Arizona

Hungry for positive PR, APS showcases already opened massive solar plant; Rose Law Group Partner, Court Rich, comments

Court Rich talks solar net metering on KJZZ FM

Eloy moves closer to obtaining free trade zone, a great jobs-maker, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner, Court Rich

Corporation Commission staff recommends ‘wholesale rejection’ of APS’s solar tax, says Court Rich, Director of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department

Constitution, ruling cause commission to pull plug on consideration of electric deregulation, says Court Rich, director of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department

Constitution, ruling cause commission to pull plug on consideration of electric deregulation, says Court Rich, director of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department

Court Rich, chairman of Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Department discusses the continuing saga of solar policy in Arizona

Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Co-Chair Court Rich helping to save rooftop solar on 12 News [VIDEO]

Court Rich, cochair of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department, discusses solar energy on ‘Horizon’

Jordan Rose, Court Rich, Ryan Hurley named Top Lawyers by ‘Arizona Business Magazine’

Rose Law Group senior partner, Court Rich praises Arizona decision to not reduce renewable standard rules

Suntech’s Goodyear closure: RLG Director of Renewable Energy Dept, Court Rich provides analysis

Partner, Court Rich, Lawyer, Evan Bolick in today’s Phoenix Business Journal focus on mentoring

RLG Partner Court Rich named to Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Task Force – congrats Court

RLG Partner Court Rich receives award from Gen Next at its annual holiday party [picture]

RLG partner Court Rich provided live Twitter coverage from the 2013 Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast – details enclosed, summary 2013 will be a happy year!

RLG partner Court Rich notes consortium is drafting ‘road map’ for Arizona energy policy

Phx Business Journal: RLG partner Court Rich comments on APS’s attempt to take over the solar industry

Court Rich, RLG partner and co-chair of RLG Renewable Energy Department: Big bucks bomb attack on Michigan renewable energy biggest renewables issue this election

RLG Partner Court Rich Summarizes Thursday’s Pinal Partnership Meeting featuring U.S. Senate debate FLAKE V CARMONA!

RLG Partner, Court Rich, tweets from the Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference where Clinton and Bush spoke – fascinating interaction!

RLG Partner Court Rich tweets live from the Solar Power International 2012 Convention in Orlando, Florida

RLG Partner, Court Rich, tweeting live from the GPEC – China Solar Tariff event, this was a big deal and congrats to GPEC for taking a strong position!

Valerie Vadala Homer to retire as Scottsdale Public Art Director; RLG Partner, Court Rich a member of the Scottsdale Cultural Council

Florence Copper project is outlawed; RLG’s Court Rich denies claim the ordinance is ‘a taking’

RLG Senior Partner Court Rich talks City of Maricopa annexation