Nolan

C.  Knight

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

Overview

Nolan focuses his practice on litigating disputes and counseling clients regarding compliance with environmental laws and regulations, appellate matters and general business disputes.

His experience includes:

  • Litigating civil and administrative disputes under, or counseling clients regarding, the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Endangered Species Act; Federal Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and equivalent laws of various states.
  • Serving as briefing counsel or presenting oral argument in over a dozen appeals, involving varied substantive issues, throughout Texas state appellate courts, United States appellate courts throughout the country and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Litigating business disputes involving matters as far ranging as 28 U.S.C. § 1782 actions to obtain discovery for use in foreign proceedings, asset recovery litigation, trademark disputes, insurance coverage disputes, business tort claims, corporate tax litigation, breach of contract claims, landlord/tenant disputes, discrimination claims based on state and federal laws and claims based on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Nolan also benefits from a unique perspective and appreciation for civil and criminal practice in the federal court system, as he spent a year as a judicial law clerk for United States District Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2008-2015)
  • Memberships

    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister (2010 – 2013)
    • Northern District of Texas Judicial Advisory Committee
    • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Section
    • Dallas Bar Association

Overview

Nolan focuses his practice on litigating disputes and counseling clients regarding compliance with environmental laws and regulations, appellate matters and general business disputes.

His experience includes:

  • Litigating civil and administrative disputes under, or counseling clients regarding, the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Endangered Species Act; Federal Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and equivalent laws of various states.
  • Serving as briefing counsel or presenting oral argument in over a dozen appeals, involving varied substantive issues, throughout Texas state appellate courts, United States appellate courts throughout the country and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Litigating business disputes involving matters as far ranging as 28 U.S.C. § 1782 actions to obtain discovery for use in foreign proceedings, asset recovery litigation, trademark disputes, insurance coverage disputes, business tort claims, corporate tax litigation, breach of contract claims, landlord/tenant disputes, discrimination claims based on state and federal laws and claims based on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Nolan also benefits from a unique perspective and appreciation for civil and criminal practice in the federal court system, as he spent a year as a judicial law clerk for United States District Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas.

Experience

  • Environmental Litigation

    Represented a railcar manufacturer initially in an enforcement action brought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, then in derivative civil litigation against a

  • Appellate Victory

    Obtained appellate ruling in favor of a mobile phone manufacturer, against allegations the client’s technology led to the death of a 9-1-1 caller. A team of Munsch Hardt attorneys 

  • Appellate Victory

    Obtained appellate ruling preventing the offshore transfer of more than $20 MM in avoidance of a judgment debt. During the second Gulf War, Nolan’s eventual client

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