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Private Property Contamination Litigation

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC represents private land owners in environmental litigation and related matters across the country. Private property contamination takes many forms, including soil, groundwater, surface water and air issues. Often, the land owner is unaware of historical contamination of the property, or of contamination that has migrated from adjacent or nearby properties. Our attorneys are able to obtain substantial recoveries for clients that partially or completely offset environmental remediation costs associated with these sites. Often, the contamination is not identified until decades after the contaminating activity has ceased. Identification of responsible parties can be difficult and may require extensive tracing of corporate history and analysis of corporate transactions. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has extensive experience and skillsets associated with the identification and pursuit of responsible parties. Further, our attorneys assist in the identification and collection of other sources of contribution, such as historical insurance policies and indemnification agreements. Our firm's attorneys also have years of experience in determining the costs of the environmental impacts from various types of contamination, such as diminished market value, cleanup costs and the impact on the use or redevelopment of the property. For example, for the past decade, the firm's lawyers have served as co-national counsel to oversee, manage and prosecute a docket of cost recovery claims west of the Mississippi River for a Fortune 100 client.

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  • Bill Jackson will present "Legal and Strategic Considerations in Settling Large Sites" to the Law Seminars International Natural Resource Damages conference in Santa Fe, NM on July 16 & 17, 2015.  For more information regarding this presentation and/or conference, please click here.
  • Presentation at the Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC shareholder John Hagan was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Public Interest Award for pro bono service in the field of public interest law.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has again been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator 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.
  • As part of a pro bono team, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs partner John Hagan obtained a landmark decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that fundamentally changes the process for certifying juveniles to stand trial as adults in the State of Texas.
  • Bill Jackson was named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation again for 2014.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2015.
  • Lori Warner and Bill Jackson were named "Top Rated Lawyers in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and The National Law Journal.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.