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Energy and Environment

Our firm's strong national environmental law practice dovetails with many aspects of our energy industry practice. When upstream, midstream or downstream activities lead to personal injury, environmental, or property damage claims, our attorneys have the experience to handle these expert witness-intensive matters and work with engineers, appraisers, toxicologists, risk assessors, economists and forensic environmental scientists to provide superior representation. Our attorneys also advise clients on managing environmental risks and claims by adopting appropriate environmental indemnity clauses, performing appropriate environmental due diligence, ensuring regulatory compliance and developing other preventative and proactive strategies.

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC's extensive environmental experience is especially valuable with energy industry diversification and today's current focus on climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, renewable fuels and alternative energy sources. Our attorneys, many of whom draw from science and engineering backgrounds and prior oil industry experience, are especially well prepared to assess, understand and react to evolving climate change policy as it impacts the energy industry at the national, state and local level.

Further, the recent changes in the U.S. energy market have led pipeline and other midstream transportation companies to change what they are transporting and where they are transporting it. Flow reversals, product changes and conversions to service may impact various aspects of a pipeline's operation, maintenance, monitoring, integrity management and emergency response. Similarly, increased rail and road transportation may impact similar infrastructure concerns. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC's environmental and litigation experience allows the firm to provide exemplary representation to its clients in the evolving realm of oil and gas development.

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  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC adds Paul Sarahan, former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's litigation section, to its Austin office.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for 2016.
  • John Riley and Bill Jackson have again been honored as a leading Environmental Litigators by Chambers and Partners' 2015 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Lori Warner was again named to "The Best Lawyers in America" in the Environmental practice area for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson and John Riley were named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation for 2015.
  • John Hagan was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Public Interest Award for pro bono service in the field of public interest law.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2016.
  • Lori Warner and Bill Jackson were again named "Top Rated Lawyers in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and The National Law Journal for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.