Tyler A. Self
Tyler is a Houston-based Environmental & Natural Resources Attorney with experience in representing the world’s leading energy firms in complex environmental issues including, but not limited to, CERCLA Superfund Sites, RCRA Liability and Suits, and state-based environmental claims.
These actions include site cleanups, remediation projects, cost recovery actions, environmental litigation, contribution actions, regulatory enforcement actions, and representation of potentially responsible parties (PRPS) for both individual PRPs and as common counsel for PRP Groups. In addition, he has assisted in the negotiation of consent decrees and administrative settlement agreements on behalf of PRPs with the EPA, DOJ, and state-based agencies.
Prior to Jackson Walker, Tyler served as a judicial intern at the Western District of Oklahoma for Judge Jodi W. Dishman and as a legal intern for the Tulsa County District Attorney. While attending the University of Oklahoma College of Law, he served as a research and writing assistant to the Dean of Legal Writing and had the pleasure of serving as the Student Body President of the Student Bar Association.
B.A., cum laude, University of Oklahoma
- Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society
- Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Oklahoma College of Law
- Order of Solicitors
- Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
- Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal, Submissions Editor
- Dean and Professor Selection Committee, Member
- Luther Bohanon Inn of Court, Member
- Kurth Moot Court National Championship Team
- Chair of Daugherty Moot Court Competition
- William and Mary Moot Court Competition (Top 16 Team)
- “Texas Supreme Court Grants ERCOT Sovereign Immunity,” Jackson Walker Insights (July 2023)
- “Expect New Standards for Landfills, Industrial Sites as EPA Tackles PFAS Discharge in Water,” Jackson Walker Insights (February 2023)
- “Are You In or Are You Out? An International Comparison of Nuclear Integration or Discontinuation,” 7 Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal J. 61 (2021)
- Houston Bar Association – Environmental Law Section, Board Member, 2023-2024
- Houston Bar Association – Gender Fairness Committee; Golf Tournament Committee; and Fee Dispute Committee.
- Houston Young Lawyers Association – Leadership Academy 2023-2024
- Houston Volunteer Lawyers
- Tulsa Project Commutation
July 17, 2023Insights
On June 23, in CPS Energy v. Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court held that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is entitled to sovereign immunity, concluding that ERCOT is an “arm of the state” because it is under the complete purview of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), the Legislature, and the statutory requirements of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA).
By Craig Bennett & Tyler Self
May 31, 2023Attorney News
Tyler Self has been elected to the Board of the Houston Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section’s Board for the 2023-2024 term.