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Superfund Sites and Multi-Party Cost Recovery

The environmental practitioners at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC have a breadth of experience in federal and state Superfund, natural resource damages, environmental remediation, and property damage matters that is unparalleled. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC represents site owners, operators, arrangers, and transporters at multiple Superfund and Brownfields sites. We consistently and comprehensively manage the investigation of contamination, the identification of responsible parties, the allocation of liability, the coordination of cleanups with regulators and other parties, and our clients' participation in complex mediations and settlement structures, as well as cost recovery and contribution litigation. Our attorneys regularly negotiate consent decrees and administrative orders, and possess significant experience dealing with innocent landowner issues, de minimis and de micromis settlements, natural resource damages, and environmental justice issues.

In addition to liability for cleanup costs, most state and federal environmental statutes impose liability for natural resource damages. For example, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) each provides that federal and state trustees, as well as tribal governments, may recover damages for injuries to natural resources and for the loss of human uses of natural resources caused by hazardous substances, petroleum products and oil spills. Similarly, in certain circumstances, private parties may bring contribution claims for NRD. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has uncommon experience in addressing NRD matters. We have been retained by both trustee agencies and corporate clients to litigate, or resolve through ADR proceedings or formal negotiations, these most complex environmental matters.

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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.