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Port Environmental Regulatory & Land Use

Regulatory proceedings are often precursors to or components of environmental litigation. Our attorneys have the practical and technical experience necessary to achieve our port clients' goals within the regulatory process, whether those goals are reducing or recovering the cost of remediation, meeting regulatory and reporting requirements, responding to spills or agency investigations, or proving responsibility for a release. We work with our clients, as well as other responsible parties and governmental agencies, to achieve practical solutions to environmental problems within the regulatory process or to best position our clients in the event of future litigation.

In addition to representing ports in environmental regulatory and litigation matters, our attorneys also represent clients in efforts to limit or avoid exposure to environmental problems. Because our attorneys regularly litigate environmental matters, we see firsthand the issues that could be avoided or mitigated with proper environmental risk management and due diligence. We work with our clients to develop and implement contractual and regulatory safeguards to environmental issues, including environmental indemnities and warranties, cleanup and remediation agreements, and environmental insurance, as well as participation in state voluntary cleanup programs and federal Brownfields initiatives.

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  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC adds Paul Sarahan, former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's litigation section, to its Austin office.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers for 2016.
  • 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 2016.
  • 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.