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Mr. Raffle practices in the area of environmental law at our firm in an of counsel capacity. Mr. Raffle's practice covers a wide array of environmental regulatory matters, including air and water pollution control, wetlands regulation and regulations affecting the oil and gas industry.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Raffle served as a founder and CEO of Conservation Capital, providing consulting services designed to elevate the economic value of properties with conservation assets, timber and other valuable natural resources and traditional conservation-compatible development potential.
Prior to founding Conservation Capital in 2006, Mr. Raffle was a partner within the environmental law section of Baker Botts L.L.P. where he focused primarily on air pollution control and land use issues. Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Raffle managed the Environmental Law Division of Conoco, Inc. in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Raffle has concentrated on environmental regulatory, land use and wetlands matters for a wide array of clients including oil and gas production and refining companies, timber companies, real estate developers and individual landowners. He has handled numerous land conservation transactions designed to enable landowners to reduce their tax burden, sell mitigation credits and resolve legal obligations. Mr. Raffle is a nationally recognized expert in environmental law, having been named among the top lawyers in the United States by several leading publications.
Mr. Raffle has been active in a wide array of civic affairs in Greater Houston. In the late 1980s, he was elected to a four year term on the Board of Trustees of the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Mr. Raffle currently serves on numerous local charitable boards, including the Advisory Board of the Houston Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
ABA Natural Resources Law Section (former Vice Chairman, Air Quality)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas