Peter V. Lacouture is a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP, resident in the firm's Providence, Rhode Island, office. Pete has practiced law in Providence since 1972, concentrating his practice in the areas of public utility and other facility siting, and environmental and land use law. He practices before state and local agencies, including the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, the Public Utilities Commission, the Coastal Resources Management Council, the Department of Environmental Management, and municipal zoning and planning boards. He has argued numerous cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
He has edited Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries (formerly the Annual Report of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (PUCAT)) since 2005, is chair of the PUCAT Publications Committee, secretary of PUCAT, and a vice chair of its Electricity and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees. He was awarded the Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism by the Rhode Island Bar Association in June of 2012. He has been listed in the area of Energy Law in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007.
Pete is Exeter (Rhode Island) town moderator, president and deputy chief of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, and chair of the Exeter Fire District. He serves as a trustee of the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Pete earned a B.A. from Yale University and an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1972.