Spotlight on Carl Shultz

March 20, 2019

Carl Shultz joined the Harrisburg office in 2009. He grew up near Lock Haven in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Today, he and his wife of more than 20 years, Melissa, live in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with their 8-year-old daughter, Madison.

Carl focuses his practice on public utility and environmental matters. He represents clients in the energy, transportation, telecommunications, water, and wastewater industries on business matters including licensing, transactions, rate cases, rulemakings, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Through legislation and administrative regulation, a number of steps have been taken across the country to facilitate competition in the electric power and natural gas markets. In Pennsylvania and other deregulated markets, customers can seek the lowest price and/or find special services. These deregulated markets have implications for public utilities, suppliers, municipalities, businesses, and individuals. For these reasons, Carl believes it has never been more important for energy and utility companies to be prudent in their selection of legal representation. It is also important for consumers such as municipalities, businesses, and individuals to understand the nuances, opportunities, and risks concerning the competitive electric and natural gas markets. Carl helps consumers navigate these issues before entering related contractual agreements.


What led you to pursue a career in law?

My interest in law began in college at Penn State. I started studying the criminal justice system and how laws (and attitudes towards punishment) evolved over time!

What do you enjoy most about your practice?

I enjoy research and finding answers to questions.

What’s the last TV show you binge-watched?

A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

What’s your favorite place?

Melbourne, Australia. My wife has family there, and it is a great place to visit.

What’s your most memorable trip or vacation?

Our Honeymoon in London, England.

What something on your bucket list?

Hike the Appalachian Trail.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I listen to heavy metal music.

What do you like to do on the weekends?

During the summer, my daughter and I spend a lot of time at amusement parks (either Hersheypark or Dutch Wonderland). When the parks are closed, we spend time playing video games.

What’s an app that you can’t live without?

Tsum Tsum, a puzzle game based on Disney characters.


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