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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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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.