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Joshua Katz
jkatz@bickerstaff.com
Austin Office
Phone: 512.472.8021
Toll Free: 800.749.6646
Fax: 512.320.5638


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.
Publications, Papers, and Presentations
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).
Educational and Professional Background
University of Houston Law Center (J.D. - cum laude); Rice University (B.A. - Economics and English); Chief Articles Editor, Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, 2004-2005; President, University of Houston Environmental and Energy Law Society, 2003-2004.

Admitted to Practice: Supreme Court of Texas, 2005; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2012; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2013.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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.


 
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