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PHMSA's Office of Chief Counsel has attorneys in three divisions: General Law, Pipeline Safety Law, and Hazardous Materials Safety Law.

Chief Counsel:
  • Teresa Gonsalves
Deputy Chief Counsel:
  • Vasiliki Tsaganos, Designated Agency Ethics Official
Assistant Chief Counsel, General Law Division:
  • Brandon Hollingshead
Senior Assistant Chief Counsel, Hazardous Materials Law Division:
  • Joseph Solomey
Assistant Chief Counsel, Pipeline Safety Law Division:
  • James M. Pates
Adjudications Counsel, Hazardous Materials Law Division:
  • Vincent Lopez
Presiding Officials, Pipeline Safety Law Division:
  • Benjamin Fred
  • Larry T. White
Senior Attorney:
  • Amelia Samaras
FOIA Officer:
  • Madeline Van Nostrand
Support Team
  • Administrative Officer Tracey King
  • Paralegal Specialist - General Law, Taja Brooks
  • Administrative Assistants, Ilana Cephas, Tina Myers
  • Program Associate, Jewel Smith
Contact PHMSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E26-105
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

phmsachiefcounsel@dot.gov
202-366-4400
202-366-7041 (Fax)

Assistant Chief Counsel, General Law Division:

Brandon Hollingshead

Senior Attorneys
  • Karin Christian
  • Charles Lohmeyer
Attorney Advisors
  • Patrick Halpin
  • Alaina Anderson
  • Gary Smith
FOIA Officer
  • Madeline Van Nostrand
Paralegal Specialist
  • Taja Brooks
Contact PHMSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E26-105
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

phmsachiefcounsel@dot.gov
202-366-4400
202-366-7041 (Fax)

Review a list of duties of this Division

Senior Assistant Chief Counsel:

Joseph Solomey

Adjudications Counsel:

Vincent Lopez

Senior Attorneys
  • Alice Koethe
  • Adam Horsley
  • Tyler Patterson
  • Shawn Wolsey
Attorney Advisors
  • Aris Generette
  • Mark Oberndorf
  • Alex Mitchell
  • Laura Ulmer
Contact PHMSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E26-105
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

phmsachiefcounsel@dot.gov
202-366-4400
202-366-7041 (Fax)

Assistant Chief Counsel:
  • James M. Pates
Presiding Officials:
  • Benjamin Fred
  • Larry T. White
Senior Attorneys
  • Kristin Baldwin
Attorney Advisors
  • Adam Phillips
  • Aaron Glaser
  • Alicia Covert
  • Erin Hendrixson
  • Lauren Manns Clegg
  • Forrest Pittman
  • Melanie Stevens
Contact PHMSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E26-105
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

phmsachiefcounsel@dot.gov
202-366-4400
202-366-7041 (Fax)