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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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  • 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.
  • Bill Jackson will present to the American Association of Port Authorities at the April 7, 2015 conference in New Orleans on innovative approaches to moving from environmental contamination and natural resource injury directly to restoration and economic redevelopment.
  • 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 was named to "Texas Super Lawyers" for Environmental Litigation again for 2014.
  • 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.