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Port-Related Environmental Litigation

At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, we have represented port authorities in environmental matters across the country. We have experience representing our clients as plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of environmental actions, including cost recovery actions, contribution actions, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Oil Pollution Act (OPA) litigation, nuisance and property damage litigation, natural resource damages litigation, and many other matters relating to contamination and impaired real property. We also regularly deal with sediment and dredge material issues affecting ports and terminal operators.

Likewise, corporate responsibility for historical environmental issues is often a key issue in environmental litigation, and we have extensive experience in tracing corporate ownership and liabilities to the responsible party. Similarly, expert witnesses are an essential component of any environmental case. Through decades of practice and educational backgrounds in government, earth sciences, economics, ecology and the social sciences, our attorneys are able to work at a very high level of cooperation and understanding with environmental, technical and economic expert witnesses.

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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 2015.
  • 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.