Anthony Cavender practices in the area of environmental law, principally RCRA (hazardous and solid waste) and CERCLA (Superfund) at our firm in an of counsel capacity. Mr. Cavender's practice is concentrated in the areas of Superfund, Hazardous Waste and the Clean Water Act.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Cavender served for many years with the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps as an Active Duty and Reserve Components officer. Following his military service with the US Army and federal civilian legal service with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC, Mr. Cavender returned to Texas as an in-house counsel for Pennzoil Company (and its subsidiaries). In this position, Mr. Cavender provided legal advice and assistance in environmental law and general corporate legal matters. A few years ago, Mr. Cavender's pro bono service was recognized by the local chapter of the NAACP for providing legal services to homeless veterans in connection with the "Standdown" program of the Houston Veterans Hospital.
Mr. Cavender has been active in various trade association activities such as the American Petroleum Institute and the Texas Oil and Gas Association. In Addition, Mr. Cavender has also held various executive positions in local bar associations in the Houston area as well as being a long standing member of numerous bar associations.
Federal Bar Association (former President of the South Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association); Houston Bar Association (former Chair of the Environmental Law Section); American Bar Association (General Practice and Environmental and Energy Law Sections); State Bar of Texas (Environmental and Corporate Counsel Sections); Judge Advocates Association; American Inns of Court
U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces