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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 upon 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 defend personal injury claims, including railroad workers' claims pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act.

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  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC opens an Austin Office, led by John R. 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 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.