JENNIFER BARKS
Special Counsel
(713) 355-5007 (713) 355-5007
JENNIFER BARKS Special Counsel
Jennifer Barks focuses her practice on environmental, energy, and commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  She represents states, sovereigns, and private companies in complex environmental and civil litigation, pursuing contamination-related and natural resource damage claims under CERCLA, products liability, and other tort theories.  Jennifer has also assisted in defense of companies that are the subject of criminal investigations spearheaded by the U.S. EPA and Department of Justice and has prepared responses to state and federal environmental agency information and document requests under RCRA, the Clean Air Act, and equivalent state statutes.

In addition to her environmental practice, Jennifer has represented corporations from multiple industries in civil commercial litigation in federal courts, including litigation involving complex contract disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and wrongful termination.
 
Ranked as one of the leading practitioners in the Environmental area by Chambers USA in 2021-2022.

The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” (Woodward/White, Inc.), Environmental Law, 2022-2023.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Environment Litigation area, 2020.
 
Houston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Chair, 2022-2023

About

Jennifer Barks focuses her practice on environmental, energy, and commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  She represents states, sovereigns, and private companies in complex environmental and civil litigation, pursuing contamination-related and natural resource damage claims under CERCLA, products liability, and other tort theories.  Jennifer has also assisted in defense of companies that are the subject of criminal investigations spearheaded by the U.S. EPA and Department of Justice and has prepared responses to state and federal environmental agency information and document requests under RCRA, the Clean Air Act, and equivalent state statutes.

In addition to her environmental practice, Jennifer has represented corporations from multiple industries in civil commercial litigation in federal courts, including litigation involving complex contract disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and wrongful termination.
 

Honors

Ranked as one of the leading practitioners in the Environmental area by Chambers USA in 2021-2022.

The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” (Woodward/White, Inc.), Environmental Law, 2022-2023.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for her work in the Environment Litigation area, 2020.
 

Memberships

Houston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Chair, 2022-2023
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