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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 no meeting will be held in August, 2018, and that the November and December meetings are combined into one meeting (Thursday, December 6, 2018).

 

Next Meeting:

The next Section meeting will be on Thursday, September 27, at noon at the Belo Mansion. We are pleased to host special guest speaker Carrick Brooke-Davidson, Vinson & Elkins, who will present an "Environmental Enforcement Update."

When: Thursday, September 27, at 12 pm (noon)
Topic: Environmental Enforcement Update
Meeting Location: Hughes & Luce Room, Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas
MCLE Credit: 1.00 Hour
Description: Mr. Brooke-Davidson will provide an overview of new and recently-updated policies and regulations put forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice. He will focus his discussion on policies and regulations relating to environmental enforcement.

 


Section News:

The Section is pleased to recognize Mr. Andy Wallander, J.D. candidate, as the winner of the inaugural Environmental Law Section Scholarship. This new scholarship is awarded to a student of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law who has excelled academically in the school's environmental law course. Mr. Wallander has excelled academically throughout law school and will graduate in 2019. The Section hosted and congratulated Mr. Wallader during the May 24, 2018 meeting.

 


Section Officers:

Name: Christopher Losey
Officer Position: Chair
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: Jack Gannon
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.

Firm Address: 2501 N. Harwood, Suite 1800
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-954-6808
Email: jgannon@mcslaw.com

Name: James Richards
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: 
City of Dallas, Intergovernmental Services Dept.
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla Street
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-670-5047
Email: jrichards@smu.edu

Name: Jacob Gallegos
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: U.S. Environmental Protection Agcy (6RC)
Firm Address: 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: 214-665-2110
Email: gallegja@gmail.com

Name: James McGuire
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Office of Environmental Quality, City of Dallas
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla Street, 7AN
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214-670-1642
Email: james.mcguire@dallascityhall.com

Name: Erin Tanimura
Officer Position: Program Chair
Firm: U.S. Environmental Protection Agcy (6RC)
Firm Address: 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: 214-665-8181
Email: erin.tanimura@gmail.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 75220
Business Phone: 214-653-6510
Email: mhoffman@dallascourts.org


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Section Membership

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Environmental Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $20.00 membership fee to:
DBA
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 DBA membership department.

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For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


 

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