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 well over two 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.

Nolan currently serves as Co-Chair of Munsch Hardt's Diversity Committee.

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 (Chairman, 2018)
    • 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 well over two 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.

Nolan currently serves as Co-Chair of Munsch Hardt's Diversity Committee.

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

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  • 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 

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  • 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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