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Gerald J. Pels

Gerald J. Pels

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Environmental and Natural Resources

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Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 100%

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Contact Info

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP

600 Travis
2800 JPMorgan Chase Tower
Houston, TX, 77002-3009



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2010
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Texas Super Lawer (Corporate Counsel Edition)Texas Super Lawyers2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2009
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2006
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2005
Leading Environmental LawyerChambers & Partners USA2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Law ProfessorSouth Texas College of Law1991 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Chemical Industry Of TexasN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
BCCA Appeal Group v. EPA, 355 F3d 817 (5th Cir 2003)The Fifth Circuit held for Defendants

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Publication NameTitleDate
Energy Law 360Embryonic Stages of Federal Climate Change Policy2008
Houston Business JournalLegislation on Global Warming May Turn Renewables White Hot2007
The Houston LawyerAdditional Environmental Scrutiny for the Oil Patch: Texas Prepares to Enter the NORM Fray1992
State Bar of Texas Environmental Law JournalThe Federal Toxcicity Regulations: Expanding the Roster of Hazardous Waste Players1991


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
St. Joseph's UniversityN/AA.B.1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Energy Law and Global Climate Change RoundtableLegal Implications of Global Climate Change2008
Carbon Trade- Finance and Trends ConferenceRio, Kyoto, Bali and Beyond2008
Legal Liabilities/Regulatory Risks of Climate ChangeThe Aftermath of Mass. v. EPA: New Standing in the Environmental Community for Greenhouse Gasses2007
Annual ACIT Environmental Health & Safety SeminarThe DHS Chemical Safety Program: Beyond the Written Rules2007
Infrastructure, The Environment and Dispute Resolution in the AmericasEnvironmental Mediation: Filling Data Gaps to Resolve Disputes2001