December 1, 2016
The merger between Kelley Drye and Jackon Gilmour & Dobbs was announced in the Law360 article, “Kelley Drye And Texas Firm Known For Enviro Practice Merge.” Recognized as successfully litigating environmental matters, 14 Jackson Gilmour attorneys are joining and will remain in offices in Houston and Austin. Partner William M. Guerry Jr. will co-chair the environmental law practice group along with Jackson Gilmour co-founder William J. Jackson. Mr. Guerry said, “We have been looking to expand and complement our long-standing environmental regulatory practice in D.C. as well as overlapping litigation practices, and [Jackson Gilmour] were an ideal fit, given their national presence and expertise in environmental litigation dealing with contaminated properties.”
Mr. Jackson said of the merger, “I was skeptical at first when conversations started, but when I learned more about the practice and the lawyers, it became obvious this was a terrific opportunity.”
The lawyers joining Kelley Drye in Houston include firm founders Mr. Jackson, John D.S. Gilmour and Micheal W. Dobbs, as well as Ann L. Al-Bahish, Kenneth O. Corley, John L. Hagan, William C. Petit, Melanie McDonald, Jordan A. Rodriguez, Lauren K. Valastro and Mark Donatiello. The lawyers joining in Austin include John A. Riley, Paul C. Sarahan and Allison Lowry.
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