About FERC Directory of Judges
Chief Judge Curtis L. Wagner, Jr.
Chief Judge Curtis L. Wagner, Jr. received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1951 and received his pre-legal education at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. He was admitted to the Tennessee. Bar on March 31, l952. His government service includes both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, and serving in a civilian capacity as Chief of the Regulatory Law Division in the Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General. Prior to entering Government Service, Chief Judge Wagner was in the private practice of the law with Kramer, Dye, McNabb & Greenwood in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chief Judge Wagner has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has successfully resolved many large multi-party cases at the Commission and has given many lectures on the subject. He has been an Administrative Law Judge at FERC and its predecessor, the FPC, since 1974, and has been Chief Judge since 1978.
Chief Judge Wagner has received numerous awards including the Department of the Army's highest award, the Decoration For Exceptional Civilian Service. He appears in four separate editions of Marquis Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in the World. He received the University of Tennessee’s Accomplished Alumni Award in October 2008.