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William James Jackson

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Houston, TX

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Practice areas
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    Bill Jackson represents clients in environmental, natural resource damages, contamination and remediation cases from coast to coast. He is currently representing the State of Louisiana in assessing the natural resource damages and economic impacts related to the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill and the State of New Jersey in connection with the Passaic River litigation. Jackson also represents transportation sector clients as co-national counsel on cost-recovery and NRD matters.

    12 years

  2. Litigation
    In addition to his environmental practice, Bill Jackson has extensive experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including suits involving partnership and corporate formation issues, alter ego and de facto merger issues, civil-RICO, ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, and breach of contract and indemnity matters.

    12 years

Bill Jackson is actively involved in a wide variety of civic and community organizations, especially those focused on issues impacting quality of life, the environment and children, including:

  • Galveston Bay Foundation (Board of Trustees and Special Counsel to the Executive Board).
  • Trees for Houston (Board of Directors).
  • Leadership Houston (Class XXIII).
  • Justice for Children (National Board of Directors and Treasurer).
  • Bayou Preservation Association.
Licensed for 30 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/12/2023

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Work Experience

  • President
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Houston
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Ongoing
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection vs. OCC
  • Ongoing


  • University of Houston Law Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Trees for Houston
  • Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 'Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business'
  • Chambers & Partners USA
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources
  • American Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • "Environmental Litigation Expert"
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Notable Environmental Litigator
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2012
  • Notable Environmental Litigator
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Superb Lawyer
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • Houston Magazine
  • 2005
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2004
  • Founding Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • 2001
  • Harrold Sellers Scholoarship - Top Student in Law Section
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 1992
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  • Paper presented at ALI-ABA Environmental Litigation Seminar
  • Scope of Natural Resource Trustees' Authority
  • 2010
  • ABA Environmental Section Paper
  • Federal Preemption of State Environmental & NRD Actions
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • 18th Annual Environmental Conference
  • Natural Resource Damages Assessments
  • 2009
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Houston Environmental and natural resources Lawyer William James Jackson
William James Jackson
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 30 years