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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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Announcements
  • Chambers USA recognized Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC for its national Environmental Practice in 2016, observing that the firm is "increasingly recognized for its representation of both public and private sector clients on a range of matters, including permitting issues, EPA negotiations and cost recovery suits," and is "particularly active in surface water contamination litigation."
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for 2016.
  • Bill Jackson is co-chairing LSI's Advanced Natural Resource Damages Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 14-15, 2016.
  • John Gilmour will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • Bill Jackson will present at Law Seminars International's 10 th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages, "Best Strategies and Tactics to Handle Large, Complex NRD Cases," July 14-15, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, please go to https://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16NRDNM.
  • John Riley was named to "Best Lawyers" for Administrative Law in 2016.
  • John Riley, Bill Jackson, and Paul Sarahan were recognized as Leaders in the Environmental Field by Chambers USA 2016 Guide.
  • Bill Jackson will be presenting to the Conference of Western Attorneys General on July 19, 2016 at its annual meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Bill Jackson, John Gilmour and Micheal Dobbs will be co-chairing the Contaminated Sediments Program at the American Association of Port Authorities' Energy & Environment program in Vancouver, BC on September 13, 2016.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2016.
  • Bill Jackson and John Riley were named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson was again named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and The National Law Journal for 2015.