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Property Damage & Business Interruption Matters

Given our significant environmental practice and our related real-estate 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. Thus, 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 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, economists and the like. Our lawyers have also litigated coverage disputes related to environmental contamination and weather-related damages.

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  • As part of a team of civil lawyers working pro bono, 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.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2015 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers.
  • Victor Cardenas has been honored by the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University by being selected as an adjunct professor to teach a graduate level class in leadership and decision making.
  • 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.
  • 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.