Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2003
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1999


  • Chair, Maryland Charter School Network
    Chair, Maryland State Bar Association Administrative Law Section
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F. William (Will) DuBois


Will DuBois is a partner in Venable’s Environmental Law Practice Group. He represents clients before various federal and state regulatory bodies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Public Service Commission, and Maryland Department of the Environment.

Will has significant experience in the permitting of new electric generating stations and transmission lines and modifications to existing facilities. He also advises clients on numerous environmental issues under the Clean Air Act involving new and existing facilities.

In addition, Will represents clients in other administrative and appellate matters in Maryland.  This includes representing Maryland public charter schools in litigation in Maryland courts and before the Maryland State Board of Education, as well as in negotiations with local boards of education.

Significant Matters

Recent matters before the PSC include:
  • Represented two national energy companies in their applications to obtain authorization to complete a multi-billion dollar merger involving Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility.
  • Represented a merchant generator in obtaining a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a 120-megawatt new natural gas facility, including permitting under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration / Nonattainment New Source Review air permitting programs.
  • Represented an electric cooperative in obtaining authorization to implement an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (smart meter) program in its service territory.


Will is active in public education issues with a particular focus on Maryland charter schools. He led successful administrative litigation resulting in a significant increase in funding for Maryland charter schools and the successful defense of the decision before the Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Will has also negotiated charter school agreements in Baltimore City, St. Mary’s County, and Frederick County, and represented a charter school in bringing administrative litigation that resulted in the elimination of a cap on the number of Baltimore City public charter schools.