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Jerry Higdon is an experienced environmental lawyer with 29 years of experience representing private and public parties in avoiding, managing, and resolving environmental liabilities and facilitating environmental sustainability solutions through brownfields redevelopment and the development and scaling of renewable energy. Known for his pragmatism and imagination in solving environmental problems, his work on behalf of clients extends throughout the country. Jerry is a long-time member of the Houston and Texas environmental legal community, and thus regularly advises members of the energy industry regarding management of environmental issues affecting the renewables/alternative, upstream, midstream, and downstream energy sectors. Of late, his practice has had particular emphasis upon the gathering, disposal, re-use and recycling of produced water and other oil and gas wastes.
As a lawyer recognized for years in both Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America for his extensive environmental experience, Jerry routinely defends clients in state and federal environmental enforcement proceedings, develops and implements environmental permitting and planning strategies to facilitate a client’s more rapid response to its changing business climate and growth opportunities, and assesses, structures, and negotiates the allocation of environmental risk affecting transactions. Jerry also represents potentially responsible parties at federal and state Superfund facilities, counsels on cost-effective and efficient remediation strategies, assists in the review and modification of operations to address environmental compliance issues for manufacturing, industrial, or waste disposal facilities, and represents clients in litigation and other disputes regarding responsibility for environmental liabilities.
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