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Property Damage & Business Interruption Matters

Given our significant environmental practice and our related real-estate and insurance experience, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC is uniquely situated to represent clients in litigation involving real-property damages, diminution in market value, and business interruption claims. In addition to remediation costs, real-property and business interests are frequently damaged by contamination from neighboring facilities or catastrophic releases. Through claims such as nuisance, trespass, strict liability and statutory equivalents, we regularly litigate and manage experts involved in valuing such business and property damage claims. Our attorneys also seek to maximize any available insurance coverage and pursue current and historic insurance policies that might provide coverage for our clients' losses.

Our attorneys have a thorough and particularized appreciation of the intricate scientific and expert issues that characterize such complicated and sensitive matters, including the admission and exclusion of expert testimony from toxicologists, risk assessors, chemists, geologists, engineers, forensic environmental scientists, property appraisers, and economists. Our lawyers have also litigated coverage disputes related to environmental contamination and weather-related damages.

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Announcements
  • 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.