Government and Regulatory

Practice Contacts

James C. Morriss III
Practice Leader
Phillip G. Oldham
Rex D. VanMiddlesworth
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To successfully resolve disputes with the government, attorneys must have a comprehensive knowledge of the substance of the laws at issue and an appreciation for how the government works. A firm with a breadth and depth of experience in such work is best positioned to help its clients achieve their goals. 

Thompson & Knight has represented clients before federal, state, and local entities for more than 50 years. Furthermore, our attorneys have dedicated many years to public service through a diverse array of positions, including:

  • Acting Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service;
  • U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas;
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of General Crimes, Eastern District of New York;
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division;
  • Regional Administrator, Securities and Exchange Commission;
  • Attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Director, Legal Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas;
  • Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Tax Division;
  • Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;
  • Legislative Aide, Texas House of Representatives;
  • Briefing Attorney, First Court of Civil Appeals in Houston;
  • Assistant District Attorney, Harris and Tarrant County District Attorney’s Offices; and
  • Member, City of Austin Planning Commission.