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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 later arise 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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Announcements
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2014 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Lori Warner has been named among "Texas Best Lawyers" for 2014 by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Bill Jackson has been honored as a 2014 "Leader in the Field" of Environmental Litigation by Chambers USA.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, lead counsel for the State of New Jersey in the Passaic River litigation, is proud to announce the entry of $165 Million in settlements for the State of New Jersey on the Passaic River.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was selected by US News as a "Best Law Firm" for 2013.
  • Bill Jackson was recognized as a leading Environmental Litigator and a Leading Lawyer for Business by Chambers and Partners' 2013 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Bill Jackson to present on Sediment Mega-Sites at the ABA Section of Litigation Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar from January 30-February 1, 2014.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers.
  • Lori Warner was selected for 2013 Best Lawyers America in the practice area of Environmental Law.
  • 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 to discuss strategies of putting an NRD case to trial at LSI's Natural Resource Damages seminar in Washington, DC on February 6-7, 2014.  For more information http://www.lawseminars.com/seminars/14NRDDC.php
  • Bill Jackson was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation in the Super Lawyers Business 2013 Edition.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" again in 2013.