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Port Industry

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC is dedicated to representing the legal interests of port authorities in a wide variety of litigation, regulatory and environmental matters. We have significant experience in representing our port authority clients in environmental and land use matters, including claims directed at remediating contaminated properties and submerged lands, restoring injured natural resources, managing dredge material and dredge disposal facilities, and prosecuting claims designed to recoup economic and property damages resulting from a nuisance or trespass impacting commerce or created by hazardous materials.

Additionally, we have represented port authorities in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes, tariff interpretations and enforcement matters, issues affecting dredging and dredge material management, United States Army Corps of Engineers regulations and permitting, lease and easement negotiations and litigation, and emergency response and security measures.

At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, we work hard to bring added value to our representation and learn more about our port clients through investing our time and resources in organizations that are important to them. Thus, we regularly attend and present at a variety of industry and trade groups impacting our clients, such as the America Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Texas Ports Association (TPA), Gulf Ports Association of the Americas (GPAA), and the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA).

By regularly attending and participating in port industry organizations, we better understand our clients' businesses and are able to identify trends and opportunities that could impact our clients' business and legal interests.

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  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC opens an Austin Office, led by John A. Riley, former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's litigation section.
  • Bill Jackson will present on recent developments at Hazardous Waste NRD Sites at the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group's 10th Annual Natural Resources Symposium on October 14-15, 2015 at Georgetown University.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • 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 2015.
  • 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.