Jean M. Flores
Jean M. Flores
Shareholder
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214.692.0017 (Direct)
214.692.6610 (Fax)
flores@gsfpc.com
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1000
Dallas, Texas 75225

Ms. Flores, a founding shareholder in the firm, has practiced exclusively environmental law since 1987. Ms. Flores has developed a diversified national environmental law practice covering air and water pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management issues.  She routinely counsels and represents clients in a vast array of settings, including permitting, EPA and state regulatory enforcement actions, litigation, and has special focus on civil penalty analysis and reduction.  Ms. Flores has extensive experience in environmental issues associated with construction, start-up, and operation of industrial facilities.  She has defended numerous significant EPA enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program and General Duty Clause, RCRA, as well as EPA and citizen suit actions under the Clean Water Act.  Ms. Flores regularly represents the petroleum refining industry and the construction industry in regulatory compliance and enforcement.  Ms. Flores is past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, and past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Environmental Law Sections.

Education

  • J.D - The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A. - The University of Texas (High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas Outstanding Student, Teaching Quizmaster)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Honors

  • Who's Who Legal: Environment 2018
  • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas: Environmental Law 2017 by D Magazine.
  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Services as published in Texas Monthly magazine (2007-2018).
  • Listed in Chambers USA - Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2012).

Memberships

  • Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association (Also served as Program Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Executive Council member of that Section
  • Chair, Treasurer and Executive Council member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Environment, Energy, and Resources Section of the American Bar Association

Authoring and Presenting

  • Ms. Flores has lectured extensively on EPA's Risk Management Program, civil penalty analysis and defense, storm water permitting, compliance, and enforcement applicable to industries such as petroleum refining, construction industries, big box retailers, and municipalities.
  • Author of lead article “Can You Dig It? Environmental Law for the Construction Industry," in the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section's Summer 2017 edition of the Construction Law Journal. Flores, J: Construction Law J., Volume 13, Number 2, pg. 18-26 (Summer 2017).
  • Presented "Environmental Law Impacts in Construction Projects," to the Tarrant County Bar Association Construction Law Section, January 18, 2018; the Austin Bar Association Construction Law Section, February 15, 2018; and the Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, June 1, 2017.
  • Presented "Environmental Law Impacts in Construction Projects," to the Presented "The One-Two Punch: Risk Management Program and General Duty Clause Enforcement," at the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association's 2015 Envirornmental Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 20, 2015.
  • Presented "Heavy Duty: Section 112(r) Enforcement," concerning EPA Clean Air Act General Duty Clause enforcement, at the State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 7, 2014.