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Larry Nettles

Houston, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Environment
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Larry Nettles has wide-ranging experience in environmental counseling, permitting and both civil and criminal litigation. He has additionally notable experience advising clients on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions.
"Larry has the ability to use his vast knowledge of environmental law to come up with simple, straightforward, practical solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.""Larry is a very seasoned and experienced environmental lawyer."
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Experience in all areas of environmental law, including site remediation, facility permitting, civil and criminal enforcement defense, land development, environmental risk management, and dispute resolution. Has defended clients in more than three dozen criminal enforcement proceedings.

Larry has been practicing environmental law full-time since 1981, and has an exceptionally broad range of environmental law experience that makes him particularly well suited to advise clients with multifaceted environmental problems, such as those frequently encountered in large business transactions. He has experience in counseling, permitting, and civil and criminal litigation, and has a proven track record in negotiating settlements and liability allocation agreements to resolve complex environmental problems.

Nettles has been recognized as the top environmental lawyer in the United States for the past twelve years by United States Lawyer Rankings. He has also been recognized as one of the best environmental lawyers in the nation in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America©; one of the best environmental law attorneys in Texas on the Texas Super Lawyers list published in Texas Monthly, and by Chambers & Partners in its recent guidebook on America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Larry currently serves as the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group Leader, Co-Chair of Vinson & Elkins’ Energy and Infrastructure practice group and Chair of the Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force. He is also a member of V&E’s Climate Change practice group.

Career

Joined V&E, 1981; admitted to partnership, 1990.

Professional Memberships

Life fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; fellow, Houston Bar Foundation; founder, Houston Bar Association Environmental Law Section.

Publications

Recent publications include Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law; Oil & Gas Journal.

Personal

Rice University, BS Civil Engineering, 1978; University of Texas, JD with Honors, 1981.

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