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James C. Morriss III
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Thompson & Knight attorneys have been representing clients in environmental legal issues for more than 40 years.  We represent clients in a variety of industries.  Given our Firm’s long-standing representation of clients in the energy sector, our environmental clients naturally include oil and gas companies engaged in exploration and production, transportation, refining, and petrochemicals.  Our attorneys have dealt with all areas of environmental work in the oil and gas industry.  We have represented clients in numerous matters involving upstream, midstream, and downstream segments of the industry. 

In the counseling arena, we represent clients in permitting, auditing, due diligence, environmental compliance management, and financial disclosure.  In the transactional arena, we represent parties in mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas deals; and purchase and sales, lending, and development in real estate.  When disputes arise, Thompson & Knight attorneys are vigorous advocates for our clients in the defense of any government enforcement actions, statutory-based lawsuits, contractual claims, or environmental tort suits.  Our credibility and reputation with both opponents and agencies enable us to aggressively pursue and achieve creative solutions on behalf of our clients.

We are proud to be ranked among the top firms in the nation for Environmental Law in the 2015 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices. Additionally, Chambers USA 2014 has ranked the Firm among the top firms in Texas for Environmental Law, noting that the Firm is “particularly commended for its expertise in the energy industry.”