Dallas Bar Association

Environmental Law Section

Provides a monthly forum for environmental lawyers, associate nonlawyer members, and the general public to hear a speaker address a topic of interest in the field. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, including government, corporate in-house, and private firm counsel, as well as non-attorney environmental professionals.

Meeting Schedule:

The Section meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, except that the November and December meetings are combined into one meeting on the second Thursday in December.

Section News:


Section Officers:

Name: James D. Payne
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
Firm Address: 750 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: 214-692-0009
Email: payne@gsfpc.com

Name: Ashley B. Duffie
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Celanese International Corporation
Firm Address: 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 900N
Firm City, State, Zip: Irving, Texas 75039
Business Phone: 972-443-4000
Email: ashley.duffie@celanese.com

Name: James McGuire
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Dallas City Attorney's Office
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla Street, 7th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-670-3519
Email: james.mcguire@dallascityhall.com

Name: Christopher M. Losey
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Downs Stanford, P.C.
Firm Address: 2001 Bryan Street, Suite 4000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-748-7900
Email: closey@downsstanford.com

Name: Amy Rickers
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Firm Address: 3800 Lincoln Plaza, 500 N. Akard Street
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-880-7692
Email: arickers@munsch.com

Name: Hon. Martin Hoffman
Officer Position: DBA Board Avisor
Firm: 68th District Court
Firm Address: 600 Commerce Street, Box 540
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: 214-653-6510
Email: mhoffman@dallascourts.org

Resource Links



Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Environmental Law Section, please send a letter of request and a $20.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage


Section Downloads:

DAYL CLE - Some like it hot.pdf340.4 KB
2014_dallas_bar_association_case_law_update.pdf403.37 KB
2014_superconference.pdf1.35 MB
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