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Regulatory Counseling and Response

The attorneys at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC combine legal experience, practical knowledge, and technical ability to assist clients in effectively navigating an often complex regulatory process.

Environmental practitioners at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC provide the full range of regulatory representation to both private and public sector clients. Our regulatory attorneys routinely counsel clients on applicability of regulatory requirements, compliance assurance, release reporting, and spill response. Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC helps clients evaluate the need for obtaining permits, and when needed, in securing permits for air emissions, waste water discharges, and waste generation and disposal. We provide representation in negotiations with federal and state agencies in remediation, permitting, and enforcement matters, and in stakeholder proceedings, including submission of formal comments to agency rule-making.

We work proactively with our clients to minimize environmental risks and maximize practical solutions, including ascertaining relative responsibilities with other responsible parties and governmental agencies, and preserving our clients' rights and privileges in the event of future litigation. We have assisted many clients with developing compliance assurance measures such as audit programs, greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air emissions inventories, preparedness plans for agency inspections, emergency response protocols, due diligence and compliance checklists, and environmental management systems.

Unaddressed environmental risks can often lead to penalty or enforcement actions. Our attorneys have the depth of experience to provide strong representation at penalty conferences and administrative hearings, and in negotiating consent decrees and administrative settlements. By addressing environmental incidents early and aggressively, we seek to limit our clients' future costs and exposure. Because of our extensive environmental litigation experience, we know the issues that can arise later in litigation. With this knowledge, we can help clients avoid potential pitfalls and best position themselves during the regulatory process in the event of later litigation.

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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.