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March of the Blogs – Environmental Crimes

For the month of March, I am going to highlight blogs that I think are interesting and useful. Some may not be directly related to personal injury or Social Security disability law, but all of us who represent injured and disabled people occasionally need help in other areas. A few have been featured here before, but they keep getting better. Today’s entry in March of the Blogs:

Walter James is an environmental law attorney in the Dallas -Fort Worth area. Walt writes the intriguingly-named Environmental Crimes blog, which covers issues related to all aspects of environmental law. Walt is a delightful gentleman, and he manages to let his personality come through in his blog, even though much of his readership is the boring, corporate-law type. Check it out – you might be surprised how interesting environmental law can be.

Here is Walt’s biography, from his Web site:

Walt’s interest in the environment began when he was a teenager touring the national parks west of the Mississippi river on an extended family vacation. His interest in the law may be genetic, as his father and grandfather practiced law. Walt graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law in 1987. After law school, Walt moved to Dallas, Texas and focused his practice on environmental law. Since starting his legal career, Walt has worked in private sector representing a variety of regulated entities covering a variety of environmental legal issues. After 17 years with large law firms, with the positive input and support of a group of outstanding clients, Walt founded Walter D. James III, PLLC in March 2004.

Walter D. James III has been involved in environmental issues since 1987. Walt and those he selects to associate with, have unique legal and technical/educational backgrounds that allow Walter D. James III, PLLC to provide legal services on any type of environmental issue. From representation of a small scrap dealer in Dallas on industrial waste management practices to representation of multi-national corporations on Superfund and remediation issues, there is a substantial breadth of expertise available to clients of the Firm.

Walter D. James III, PLLC focuses its practice on civil and criminal enforcement, administrative, remediation and cost allocation/recovery and group representation aspects of environmental law. Our experience in working with environmental consultants on development of allocation approaches and settlement of large, complex environmental litigation has been of special benefit to our clients. We accept Federal and State court litigation matters focused on environmental and natural resource law (including all aspects of discovery, motion and trial practice).

We have found that our expertise in the technical aspects of environmental law will result in measurable cost-savings for the clients we represent. Many times, we are asked to work closely with some of the finest environmental consulting firms in the United States. Our ability to work with the in-house and outside technical expertise a given client has available often results in a more efficient resolution to a dispute than the client may have experienced previously. We do not try to serve the role of environmental consultant, but our technical understanding of an environmental issue is generally well-received by the environmental consultants we work with. Our goal is to form a team consisting of the in-house legal and technical expertise supported by Walter D. James III, PLLC and outside environmental consultants.

We are a small law firm by choice, with big-firm experience and capabilities.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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