Administrative and Regulatory

Jackson Walker’s administrative and regulatory attorneys represent clients in matters before a wide range of local, state, and federal government agencies. We have a deep knowledge of the steps involved with successfully navigating the administrative process, whether it involves appearing before local planning or zoning commissions, handling contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, or managing complex environmental hearings before the TCEQ or EPA. Several of our attorneys previously served as in-house attorneys with governmental agencies, including a team member who was an Administrative Law Judge with the State Office of Administrative Hearings for almost 19 years and who teaches Texas Administrative Law at the University of Texas and Baylor Law Schools. The combination of their experience offers clients a unique perspective into the steps involved with effectively appearing before state and federal agencies, city councils, municipal boards and commissions, and the courts.

Our team regularly advises clients concerning:

  • Licensing and permitting
  • Administrative and regulatory hearings
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Judicial review of administrative agency decisions
  • Environmental issues
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement
  • Rulemaking
  • Open records matters
  • Rate regulations

We regularly appear or advise clients with matters before the following agencies, among others:

  • Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC)
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • Texas Railroad Commission (RRC)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC)
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)
  • Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC)
  • River Authorities, such as the Lower Colorado River Authority or the Brazos River Authority