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At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, we strive to exceed our clients' expectations and to provide exceptional service on each and every engagement. In order to better serve our clients, we believe that it is vitally important to fully understand their business sectors and broader markets. By appreciating these broader indicators and trends, we can better identify critical business issues for our clients and better advise them in discrete litigation or environmental matters.

Through this client-centric approach, we have developed a rare understanding of the operational, commercial, and environmental issues impacting railroads, port authorities, private institutional landowners, and public entities. We have learned a great deal about our clients in these particular sectors through years of representing them in matters involving contaminated sediments and waterways, tariff construction and enforcement, commercial litigation and contract disputes, pipeline easements and related disputes, catastrophic accidents, spills and derailments, emergency prevention and response actions, internal investigations, and a wide variety of other operational matters.

Additionally, we work hard to bring added value to our representation and learn more about our clients through investing our time and resources in organizations that are important to our clients. Thus, we regularly attend and present at a variety of industry and trade groups impacting our clients, such as the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Texas Ports Association (TPA), Gulf Ports Association of the Americas (GPAA), the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA), and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC). Likewise, our active participation in numerous national, state, local, and industry specific associations and sections ensures that we stay abreast of the most recent changes in the laws impacting our clients. By regularly attending and participating in such organizations, we better understand our clients' businesses and are able to identify trends and opportunities that could impact their business and legal interests.

Moreover, the attorneys of Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC have rare experience in representing the interests of governmental entities of all levels, including states, municipal and local governmental entities, public port authorities and airport systems, and criminal and environmental enforcement agencies. This experience gives our attorneys insight and experience that benefit the representation of both our public and private clients.

In short, we are convinced that we can better represent and advise our clients by simply working to better understand them and their business.

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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.