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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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  • Bill Jackson will present "Legal and Strategic Considerations in Settling Large Sites" to the Law Seminars International Natural Resource Damages conference in Santa Fe, NM on July 16 & 17, 2015.  For more information regarding this presentation and/or conference, please click here.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC shareholder John Hagan was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Public Interest Award for pro bono service in the field of public interest law.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has again been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator 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.
  • As part of a pro bono team, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs partner John Hagan obtained a landmark decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that fundamentally changes the process for certifying juveniles to stand trial as adults in the State of Texas.
  • Bill Jackson and John Riley were named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation for 2015.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers in 2015.
  • 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 and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.