Please join us in congratulating James E. (Jim) Smith for being ranked by Chambers and Partners since 2005. Jim is a shareholder in the Environmental, Health and Safety practice.

Jim principally focuses on environmental and safety matters including defense of enforcement actions, compliance counseling, and supporting transactions. In addition to trying cases and arguing appeals in both civil and criminal matters and in both state and federal courts, Jim has appeared before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Railroad Commission of Texas, and other administrative agencies in permitting and enforcement matters.

Jim’s practice concerns all major environmental media. His trial and transaction work has involved air quality, water quality, hazardous and solid waste, wetlands, and other permitting and enforcement matters, as well as state and federal Superfund cases.

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About Crain Caton & James

Crain Caton & James, P.C. provides first-class legal services with integrity and exceptional value to its clients in Houston and around the world.  The Firm’s 110-year history in downtown Houston gives it strong ties to Houston and a deep commitment to giving back to the community.  Founded in 1912, the Firm now has a wide range of practice areas, including Intellectual Property, Banking, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, Environmental, Employment, Fiduciary Litigation and Commercial Litigation.