Peter V. Lacouture

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Peter Lacouture has practiced law in Providence since 1972 and has been with Robinson+Cole since 2009. He represents clients in siting and permitting large infrastructure projects, and negotiating cultural resource agreements related to such projects, and other public utility, zoning, environmental, and land use cases in Rhode Island. He practices before state and local agencies, including the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, the Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Environmental Management, and municipal zoning and planning boards. He has argued numerous cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

    Mr. Lacouture has also been involved in many public service, charitable, and pro bono activities in Rhode Island and nationally through the American Bar Association. Mr. Lacouture's varied professional affiliations and community commitments include service as editor of Recent Developments (formerly the Annual Report) of the American Bar Association's  Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (formerly Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law) for 12 years.  He is Chair elect of the Section and will serve as Chair from August 2017 to August 2018.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He was a founder and president of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. He is also very involved in the Town of Exeter, where he has lived for 40 years. He is an active volunteer firefighter and president and deputy chief of Exeter Volunteer Fire Company No. 2. He was also chair of the Exeter Fire District and has served as the Exeter town moderator since 1992.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Rhode Island Bar Association
      Member

      American Bar Association
      Chair-Elect of Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
      Editor of Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries (formerly PUCAT Annual Report) (2004 - 2016)

      Rhode Island Bar Foundation
      Fellow and Board Member
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Public Utility Law; Energy and Environmental Law; and Zoning, Planning and Land Use Law (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© as Providence Lawyer of the Year in the area of Energy Law for 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Energy Law since 2007 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in Rhode Island Super Lawyers® in the area of Energy & National Resources Law since 2010 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Rhode Island Bar Association Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism, 2012

      Robinson+Cole Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient, 2015

      Robinson+Cole Community Service Award Recipient, 2013

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Exeter, Rhode Island, Volunteer Fire Company #2
      President, Deputy Chief

      Town of Exeter, Rhode Island
      Moderator (1992 - present)

      Exeter Fire District
      Chair, Board of Commissioners (2005 - 2013)

      The Nature Conservancy, Rhode Island Chapter
      Board of Trustees and Finance Liaison (2004 - present)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, edited since 2005, this annual report is published by the American Bar Association's Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (formerly Sections of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law) (2005 - 2016)

      Energy, Utility, Transportation and Environmental Law for the 21st Century: A Collection, editor (2013)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • December 20, 2016

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Industries for 12th Year

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      • October 5, 2015

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries for 11th Year

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      • September 3, 2015

        Peter Lacouture Elected Vice-Chair of PUCAT

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      • November 13, 2014

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries for 10th Year

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      • April 11, 2014

        Providence Office Sponsors RICH's Annual Luncheon

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      • September 16, 2013

        Peter Lacouture Edits ABA's Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Annual Report for Ninth Year

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      • April 17, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Edits Book for ABA's PUCAT Section

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      • September 17, 2012

        Peter Lacouture Serves as Editor-in-Chief of American Bar Association's Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Annual Report for Seventh Year

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      • August 29, 2012

        Peter Lacouture to Serve as Secretary for American Bar Association Section

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      • January 5, 2012

        Peter Lacouture featured in Providence Business News

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      • October 21, 2011

        Utilities Partner is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries Annual Report

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      • September 13, 2010

        Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Industries

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 18, 2012

        Rhode Island Bar Association Honors Peter V. Lacouture with the Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism

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      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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