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Munsch Hardt Shareholder Named Best Lawyer in America — Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice 


Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., a Texas-based commercial law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, today announced one of its Shareholders has been named among the Best Lawyers in America – Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. Mary Koks, a Shareholder in the Firm’s Houston office, has been named to the prestigious list for the second year in a row.

Published since 1983, Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers directories, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC, are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 13th edition of Best Lawyers (2007), is based on more than 1.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Only 836 attorneys have been designated to be honored in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law and Natural Resources Law.

Mary focuses her practice on environmental litigation and transactional work. Her representation includes many major oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing and real estate development companies in a variety of environmental matters. She has experience representing individual corporate clients as well as acting as common counsel for major PRP groups at federal superfund sites. She has litigated CERCLA matters, RCRA matters, OPA cases in federal courts as well as property damage cases and cases under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act in state court. Mary earned a Bachelor and a Master of Arts from the University of South Carolina and her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. She also earned a Master of Law from the University of Houston Law Center. She is s member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, serves as Vice Chair of the Appaloosa Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and is a volunteer with the Spondylitis Association of America.

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. is a commercial law firm dedicated to providing businesses with sophisticated legal services and practical business solutions. With offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Munsch Hardt serves clients in many legal areas including Reorganization and Corporate Finance, Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Real Estate, Appellate Law, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Energy, Oil & Gas and Tax. For more information, visit