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Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC is dedicated to representing railroads of all classes (i.e., Class I, Class II and Short line Railroads) in a wide variety of litigation, regulatory and environmental matters. The current breadth and depth of our legal experience includes environmental regulation and litigation, commercial litigation and contract disputes, chemical releases, easement disputes, derailments, accident investigation and emergency response, personal injury and Federal Employer Liability Act claims, and a wide variety of other legal matters. We have developed unique knowledge of the issues that affect the transportation industry by partnering with our clients and investing in educational seminars and outside legal resources. We regularly participate in railroad and transportation trade groups such as the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), (list other RR trade groups here) in order to remain current on matters affecting our clients and the railroad industry in general. Through our close work with railroads and other transportation clients - and our unwavering commitment to representing their interests - we provide exceptional service in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC opens an Austin Office, led by John A. Riley, former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's litigation section.
  • Bill Jackson will present on recent developments at Hazardous Waste NRD Sites at the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group's 10th Annual Natural Resources Symposium on October 14-15, 2015 at Georgetown University.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC was again named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • 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.