Attorney Tim Cronin, originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia, has spent the past five years working with renewable energy developers to build projects that have delivered affordable energy and job opportunities to communities across the United States. He is on leave from the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the energy and infrastructure practice group.
“We are fortunate to have Tim join us,” said Jamie Van Nostrand, director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. “He is a talented and experienced energy lawyer with a national firm, and yet he saw an opportunity to come back to West Virginia to do good during a time of great transition for the state.”
As WVU Law’s Energy Fellow, Cronin is researching and promoting opportunities that West Virginia has to create jobs and expand businesses amid the push by public and private sector leaders to reduce emissions across the economy.
Cronin is enjoying collaborating with fellow West Virginians to identify opportunities for residents and businesses in his home state to reduce energy costs and thrive in the new energy economy.
“I’m immensely proud that Mountaineers powered America’s rise to economic dominance in the 20th century and I’m confident that, working together, we can renew that role as part of the push by private and public sector leaders to achieve net-negative emissions in the first half of this century,” he said.
Cronin is a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and the West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy. He earned his B.A. in 2007 from American University and his J.D. in 2014 from the University of California, Berkeley.