Biography

Josh practices in the areas of environmental law, administrative law, water law, electric utility regulation, and related litigation. He represents municipalities, river authorities, water districts, and private entities in these and related matters before state and federal agencies and in state court.

Representative Experience

Josh has handled numerous environmental and property law litigation cases including groundwater rights cases, title and easement disputes, and land use disputes. He has represented clients in contested case hearings before Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Public Utility Commission (PUC), including electric and water utility rate cases and issues pertaining to municipal utility districts. He has drafted comments on behalf of clients in administrative rulemaking proceedings. He has participated in administrative proceedings regarding permitting and operations of municipal solid waste facilities, permitting of groundwater wells and surface water impoundments, siting of natural gas facilities, electric utility transmission, generation and cost recovery, and water utility compliance and operations. He has drafted briefing for the successful application for construction of an electric generation repowering project. Josh has appellate experience, having briefed numerous cases before the Courts of Appeals in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Member, State Bar of Texas (Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and Administrative and Public Law Section); Member, Austin Bar Association (Administrative Law Section and Natural Resources, Environmental, and Water Law Section).

Board of Directors Member – Austin Symphony BATS (Be At The Symphony); Treasurer, 2008-2010.

Regulatory Takings:  The Intersection of Takings and Property Rights, 2014 Texas Water Law Institute (November 2014).

Case Update on Texas Farm Bureau v. TCEQ, Austin Bar Association, Natural Resources, Environmental, and Water Law Section (May 2013).

Case Update on Texas Farm Bureau v. TCEQ, Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Conference (March 2013).

Case Law and Litigation Update, Co-Author, presented at CLE International Texas Water Law Conference (September 2009).