Abraham F. Johns


Abraham F. Johns

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Abe focuses his practice on the regulation of electricity and natural gas, representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). With a passion for analyzing and understanding the new and unique issues of the energy industry, Abe serves clients by providing answers and advice on a range of complex energy-related regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, Abe served as an associate in the power practice group, as well as the oil & gas practice group, of the Washington, D.C. office of an AmLaw 100 law firm, with a focus on the regulation of electricity and natural gas before FERC. He gained experience working on matters involving the transportation of natural gas; development of liquefied natural gas facilities; and transmission, distribution, and storage of electric energy. Earlier in his career, Abe participated in the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship program, where he served as summer associate at both a global law firm and a major financial services institution.

While in law school, Abe served as a staff writer for the North Carolina Law Review and as president of the Lambda Law Students Association. Prior to attending law school, he worked at a boutique law firm in Greensboro, NC, served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year, and performed marketing and recruitment activities at various educational non-profits.

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors (2018)  (Staff Writer, North Carolina Law Review)

University of North Carolina, B.A. (2010)

Energy Bar Association

LGBT Bar Association

  • “Legal Hurdles and Current Prospects of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2019
  • "Pipeline Projects Face New Questions On Landowner Rights," Law360, 6 November 2019
  • “FERC Issues for Natural Gas Cos. to Watch in 2020,” Law360, 11 February 2020
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