Stanley W. Widger, Jr.

Stan Widger represents clients in virtually all matters involving energy, including regulation of energy providers, contracting for energy services, construction and transfer of facilities and mergers and acquisitions.

What do you focus on?

In my practice, I deal with a broad range of energy-related issues. Much of my focus is on helping clients to navigate economic regulation that governs much of the relationship between energy providers and customers. In that role, I represent clients before regulatory bodies, such as the New York Public Service Commission, that set rates and other conditions of service. With increased emphasis on access to lower-cost and cleaner energy sources, as well as greater reliability of supply, I am actively involved in issues relating to new and upgraded energy infrastructure, including renewable resources. 

I also represent clients in obtaining regulatory approvals of transfers of energy facilities as well as approvals required for mergers and acquisitions of energy companies. My goal in representing clients in these and other matters is to give clients the benefit of my 40-plus years of experience in the energy and regulatory fields and to help them anticipate what future events and policies may affect them and how to deal with those events.

What do you see on the horizon?

Virtually every aspect of the energy business is becoming increasingly politicized. In representing clients in this field, I ensure that they understand the impact of this reality and help them develop and implement strategies for dealing with it.


Stanley W. Widger, Jr.



Phone: 585-263-1529

Fax: 585-263-1600

Cornell Law School, J.D.

Williams College, B.A.

New York


  • Selected through a peer-review survey for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Energy Law; listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (New York); also recognized in Chambers in previous years
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability, held for over 25 years

Stan Widger is a member of the Energy Bar Association and American Bar Association sections on Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law and Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law; and of the Committee on Public Utility Law and Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

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