Press Release

Five Haynes Boone Lawyers Recognized Among Nation’s Leading Environmental Lawyers

February 16, 2023

Five Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are featured in the Lawdragon 500 directory of standout environmental lawyers in the United States.

Lawdragon selected the 500 honorees through submissions, journalistic research, and editorial vetting from a board of the honorees’ peers.

The following lawyers were included this year:

Partner Ann Al-Bahish – Environmental Litigation

Ann litigates environmental and commercial matters across the country and has tried cases in both state and federal courts, before juries and judges. Her clients have included railroads, energy companies, manufacturers, healthcare entities, and state governments, among others.

Partner John Fognani – Environmental Law and Natural Resources

John has practiced as a natural resources and environmental attorney with broad experience in natural resources, environmental and real property law, including permitting, counseling and compliance issues, and numerous complex transactions and litigated matters involving natural resources and environmental matters.

Partner Mary Mendoza – Environmental Law and Litigation

Mary is a trusted advisor to companies in finding solutions to their environmental issues. Whether the issue is environmental litigation, enforcement actions, day-to-day compliance, site cleanup or toxic tort litigation, Mary helps clients successfully navigate the complex area of environmental law. Mary brings this practical knowledge of environmental law to corporate, real estate and other transactions, to assist clients in identifying environmental risks and manage those risks to a successful conclusion.

Senior Counsel Jeff Civins – Environmental Law and Energy

Now in his fifth decade of practice, Jeff continues to enjoy helping clients find pragmatic solutions to tough problems involving all aspects of environmental law, including counseling them on regulatory issues, helping them manage environmental risks in business transactions, and advocating on their behalf before agencies and courts.

Senior Counsel John Eldridge – Environmental Law and Litigation

John has 40 years of experience in environmental litigation, transactions and regulatory practice, with an emphasis on Superfund, property contamination issues and environmental indemnities. He has argued several CERCLA appeals before the Fifth Circuit and tried cases in various courts.

The Haynes and Boone Environmental Practice Group takes a hands-on approach to environmental law, often working onsite with our clients at their refineries, chemical plants or manufacturing facilities. We know how to close deals, negotiate with government regulatory agencies and litigate. The environmental community in general – and regulatory agencies in particular – respect our reputation for high-quality work, our credibility, our professional contributions to the practice of environmental law, and the caliber of the clients we represent.