Larry W. Nettles has been practicing environmental law full-time since 1981 and has an exceptionally broad range of environmental law experience that makes him particularly well suited to advise clients with multi-faceted environmental problems, such as those frequently encountered in large business transactions. He has experience in counseling, permitting, and civil and criminal litigation, and has a proven track record in negotiating settlements and liability allocation agreements to resolve complex environmental problems. Nettles has been recognized as the top environmental lawyer in the United States for the past six years by United States Lawyer Rankings. He has also been recognized as one of the best environmental lawyers in the nation in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America®; one of the best environmental law attorneys in Texas on the "Texas Super Lawyers" list published in Texas Monthly, and by Chambers & Partners in its recent guidebook on America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Nettles currently serves as V&E's Energy Industry Group Leader, and is a member of V&E's Environmental and Climate Change practice groups. Nettles received his BS from Rice University and his JD, with Honors, from the Law School.