Frederick

W. "Rick" Addison, III

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

With nearly 40 years of experience, Rick focuses his practice on litigation and counseling, with a strong emphasis on civil and criminal governmental and environmental litigation and regulation. Rick routinely represents corporations, individuals and organizations in matters concerning:

  • Litigation and administrative proceedings involving the Comprehensive Environmental Compensation Liability Act (“CERCLA”) Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Resource Conservation Recovery Act (“RCRA”) and comparable state laws.
  • Complex litigation and disputes in areas such as condemnation, real estate, food safety, land use and contracts.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review Rated
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2007-2017); Texas Super Lawyers, Environmental Law – Business Edition & Corporate Counsel Edition (2009, 2014)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” (2013-2014, 2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Environmental Law (2006-2018); Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Litigation – Environmental (2011-2018)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
    • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
    • Texas Bar Foundation

Overview

With nearly 40 years of experience, Rick focuses his practice on litigation and counseling, with a strong emphasis on civil and criminal governmental and environmental litigation and regulation. Rick routinely represents corporations, individuals and organizations in matters concerning:

  • Litigation and administrative proceedings involving the Comprehensive Environmental Compensation Liability Act (“CERCLA”) Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Resource Conservation Recovery Act (“RCRA”) and comparable state laws.
  • Complex litigation and disputes in areas such as condemnation, real estate, food safety, land use and contracts.

Experience

  • Manufacturing Litigation + Appeal

    Represented a nationwide manufacturer in CERCLA cost recovery action and appeals concerning lead contaminated facilities in Pennsylvania.

  • Food Safety Litigation

    Represented a nationwide food products distributor in multi-forum (U.S./Finland) litigation concerning food quality and arbitration rights.

  • Real Estate Condemnation

    Represented a nationwide real estate developer in combined condemnation and NEPA matters involving construction of urban light rail/subway project.

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