Education and Honors

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
  • B.A. (summa cum laude), economics, University of Houston, 2004
  • B.A. (summa cum laude), political science, University of Houston, 2004

     

Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Austin Bar Association

State Bar Legislative and Campaign Law Section

Kevin Vickers

Associate

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701-4078
United States
Phone:
+1.512.322.2634
Fax:
+1.512.322.8381

Concentration

Environmental regulatory law, litigation and compliance

Summary

Kevin Vickers primarily works on legislative and environmental matters, providing solutions to a broad range of challenges. His experience includes water, waste and air issues. His engagements include briefing and oral argument preparation for appellate cases, motion practice in trial court litigation, permitting, compliance and transactional matters.

Before law school, Kevin worked as Chief of Staff for the House Democratic Leader in the Texas House of Representatives. Kevin knows the nuances of the Texas legislature and possesses advanced knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

Representative Engagements

Environmental

  • Briefing in Texas courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court on precedent-setting cases concerning administrative law and environmental permitting procedures
  • Counseling and contract drafting for water supply strategies, including groundwater purchases, surface water rights and reclaimed water purchases from governmental entities
  • Legislative drafting and strategy development on water supply arrangements between governmental entities and industrial water users
  • Representation of power company in complex, multi-party litigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Advising on CERCLA claims based on owner and operator liability of federal governmental entities
  • Counseling transportation infrastructure development company regarding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issues
  • NEPA third-party service provider contract drafting
  • Counseling regarding response to Clean Air Act Section 114 requests for information issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Counseling regarding state and federal radioactive materials laws
  • Counseling and contract drafting concerning implementation of permittee-responsible mitigation project required by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permit
  • Representation concerning rulemaking petitions before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Other

  • Counseling on legislative strategy, including development of bills, amendments and legislative history
  • Counseling regarding state school finance and charter school funding for innovative financial services company
  • Advising on federal, state and local lobbyist registration requirements
  • Briefing to the state Office of the Attorney General regarding confidentiality of commercial information sought under the Texas Public Information Act
  • Advising governmental entity on permissible uses of public funds, including applicability of provisions of Texas Election Code and determinations of the Texas Ethics Commission