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Port Operations and Natural Resource Damages

Through extensive work with ports, public entities, and transportation-sector clients on some of the country's largest harbors, bays and river systems, the attorneys of Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC have developed a unique capacity to handle extremely complex natural resource damages (NRD) matters. NRD claims may encompass injuries to bays, rivers and other surface waters, wetlands, sediments and soil, groundwater, wildlife, fish, birds and other biota - as well as the economic consequences of such injuries - associated with hazardous substances and environmental degradation. Thus, injuries to natural resources can have a substantial impact upon port authorities, the channels of commerce and the public, and claims for such damages can be truly significant.

Through handling multiple, significant NRD claims across the country, our attorneys have gained the education, knowledge and experience necessary to provide our clients with exceptional service and counsel at these very complex sites. We routinely work with many of the country's preeminent experts in a variety of disciplines involved in NRD assessment and damages matters. Moreover, our representation of State trustees, port authorities, and the regulated community allows us an understanding of NRD matters that is truly uncommon.

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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.