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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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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.