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At Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC, we offer nationwide representation across a full spectrum of environmental, natural resource and litigation issues.

We are involved in many of the most complex Environmental Litigation matters in the country, often navigating a unique blend of state and federal environmental laws and regulations. We represent environmental enforcement agencies, natural resource trustees, public ports, and private business interests in nationally significant Natural Resource Damages matters involving contaminated waterways, rivers, bays and estuaries. From Portland Harbor to Newark Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, we are tackling many of the largest Water Contamination cases in the history of the country. By handling these and similarly significant matters, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has built a seasoned team of environmental and litigation professionals. Our team brings decades of experience gained through handling the most difficult of environmental problems and applies that experience to solving our clients' problems strategically and efficiently.

Moreover, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC offers private-sector businesses, such as railroads, port authorities, and other transportation and energy-sector companies, with a complete and integrated team of environmental and litigation professionals capable of adding value to any transaction or litigation matter. Through our Environmental Regulatory and Transactions practice, we serve our business clients in matters ranging from compliance advice and due diligence in transactions involving contaminated private properties, to crisis management and litigation following an accidental release of a harmful substance. Our complex General Business and Commercial Litigation practice provides our clients with experience and judgment in the most difficult of business disputes. Thus, we have the experience and judgment to help our clients evaluate and tackle the most complex environmental and business problems.

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  • As part of a team of civil lawyers working pro bono, 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.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2015 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers.
  • Victor Cardenas has been honored by the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University by being selected as an adjunct professor to teach a graduate level class in leadership and decision making.
  • Lori Warner has been named among "The Best Lawyers in America" in the Environmental practice area for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator by Chambers and Partners' 2014 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Bill Jackson has been named to "Texas Super Lawyers" again for 2014.
  • 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 received the 2014 Dean's Award for outstanding service to the University of Houston Law School.
  • 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 and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • John Gilmour and Bill Jackson recently presented 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 recently presented on Settlement Strategies and Enforcement in environmental and natural resource damages matters at Law Seminars International NRD Seminar July 2014.