Advisory Board

Jeff Civins

Partner at Haynes & Boone
Jeff Civins is partner in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, and an adjunct professor at the law school. Jeff has practiced all aspects of environmental law since 1975, assisting clients in compliance matters, transactions, and litigation. As an adjunct professor, Jeff taught a seminar on Environmental Law Concerns in Business in Spring of 1987 and has been teaching a seminar on Environmental Litigation each Spring since 1992. Jeff is the organizer and co-editor of the Thomson West Texas Practice 2-volume treatise on Texas Environmental Law and a frequent author and speaker on environmental law topics. He is a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a former chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, standing chair of the section’s Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, and a former chair of the Central Texas Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association. Jeff’s honors include: Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers (Star Performer) - Environment Texas (2003-2012); Best Lawyers in America – Environmental Law (1989-2013); Best Lawyers' 2010 Austin Environmental Lawyer of the Year; Texas Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly (2003-2012); Top 50 Lawyers in Central and West Texas – Texas Monthly (2003-2012); and Top 100 Lawyers in the State – Texas Monthly (2008-2009). Jeff received an AB in chemistry from Brandeis University, an MS in chemistry from Penn State, and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Jeff taught science in public and private schools in New York City.

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