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Biography of Paula M. Carmody

Paula M. Carmody – Maryland People's Counsel

Paula Carmody

Paula Carmody is the People’s
Counsel for the State of Maryland.
The Maryland Office of People’s
Counsel is an independent state
agency that represents the
interests of consumers of utility
and energy supplier services in
state and federal regulatory and
appellate court proceedings.  Ms. Carmody served as President
of the National Association of  State Utility Consumer Advocates
(NASUCA) from 2011 to 2013.  She also was a member of the
Electricity Advisory Committee of the Department of Energy from
2015-2017, and is an exofficio member of the Maryland Energy
Administration’s Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) Advisory Board,
and the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) Advisory Council.
Ms. Carmody has had extensive experience working on consumer issues.
She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer
Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, and an
Assistant People’s Counsel. She also was the Managing Attorney of the
Baltimore, Maryland office of the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan, and a Staff
Attorney with the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Ms. Carmody graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from Antioch School
of Law, Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.