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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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Announcements
  • John Gilmour and Bill Jackson will present 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 will present on Settlement Strategies and Enforcement in environmental and natural resource damages matters at Law Seminars International NRD Seminar July 2014.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2014 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • Bill Jackson has been named to "Texas Super Lawyers" again for 2014.
  • Lori Warner has been named among "Texas Best Lawyers" for 2014 by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
  • 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 has been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator by Chambers and Partners' 2014 Chambers USA Guide.
  • 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 received the 2014 Dean's Award for outstanding service to the University of Houston Law School.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.