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Superfund Litigation

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has represented site owners, operators, arrangers, and transporters at multiple Superfund and Brownfields sites. We have consistently and comprehensively managed 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. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC attorneys have negotiated numerous consent decrees and administrative orders, and have 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 provide 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 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, these most complex environmental matters.

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 we believe is unparalleled.

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Announcements
  • Lori Warner has been named among "The Best Lawyers in America" in the Environmental practice area for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator by Chambers and Partners' 2014 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2014 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Bill Jackson has been named to "Texas Super Lawyers" again for 2014.
  • Will Petit has been recognized with the "Rising Star Award" by Texas Tech University School of Law for his exemplary contributions, service and leadership to the profession and law school.
  • Bill Jackson received the 2014 Dean's Award for outstanding service to the University of Houston Law School.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers.
  • 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.
  • John Gilmour and Bill Jackson recently presented on litigating natural resource damages matters on behalf of State trustees at the Conference of Western Attorneys General Annual Meeting in July 2014.
  • Bill Jackson recently presented on Settlement Strategies and Enforcement in environmental and natural resource damages matters at Law Seminars International NRD Seminar July 2014.