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Derailments, Accident Investigation and Personal Injury Claims

As part of our work with railroads and other transportation clients, the attorneys at Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC are called on to respond to transportation related accidents involving train derailments, chemical releases, and personal injuries. We assist our clients from the initial phases of accident response and investigation through the ultimate resolution of the claims. By working directly with engineers and safety expert witnesses, we are able to determine the root cause of incidents and assign ultimate responsibility to the proper party or parties. We also address issues that arise with the Federal Railroad Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other regulatory bodies concerning accidents and safety compliance. Our lawyers also represent railroads and other transportation clients in defending personal injury claims, including railroad workers' claims pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act. Our knowledge and experience with railroads and transportation issues, combined with our in-depth understanding of environmental and regulatory matters, allow us to achieve favorable results.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.