Robert E. “Robin” Morse has over forty years of experience in commercial litigation and environmental law. He started his environmental law practice in 1974, during the infancy of the major environmental regulatory programs. He assists clients on regulatory and transactional matters, representing them in the courtroom, and in administrative proceedings, from inception through trial and appeal. He is a founding member of the Houston Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.
While environmental law and regulations continue to expand, Robin’s deep experience guides clients through the various forums, and before the various governmental bodies. From Superfund and Brownfield property redevelopment to toxic tort cases, Robin deals with the full gamut of environmental law issues.
Robin has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (and its predecessor agencies), the Texas Department of Health, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Railroad Commission.
He has represented both private and governmental clients, handling State and Federal Superfund and RCRA hazardous waste matters, air quality permitting and compliance issues, wastewater permitting and enforcement, asbestos and radioactive materials cases and wetlands-related problems. Robin has defended corporate clients in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General’s Office, as well as, administrative penalty cases. Additionally, he has successfully tried jury cases involving toxic torts.
Robin has served as a mediator and arbitrator in environmental disputes, applying his unique environmental and litigation experience.
Robin was selected to the 2003-2016 Texas Super Lawyers lists (Thomson Reuters), 1995 - 2020 Best Lawyers®, and was recognized by Chambers in 2005.