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Railroad Industry

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC is dedicated to representing railroads and our other transportation sector clients in a wide variety of litigation, regulatory and environmental matters. Our attorneys have significant experience on behalf of railroads and other transportation sector clients in matters involving 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. Through our work with these clients, we have developed unique knowledge of the issues that affect the transportation industry. We regularly participate in railroad and transportation-related organizations such as the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) 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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  • 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.