R. Keith Hopson

Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Remediation & Superfund
  • Environmental & Chemical Regulation
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9735
Fax: 512.479.1101
University Austin College, B.A., 1973; University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A., 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1978
Admitted1978, Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships
•Air & Waste Management Association, Central Texas Chapter
•American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
•Annual Conference on Environmental Law, moderator, 1996, 1998
•Brownfields Task Force, former vice chair
•Budget officer, 2006-2009
•Education Service Group, 2011-2013
•Secretary, 2009-2010
•Section Fall Meeting Planning Committee, chair, 2002
•Special Committee on Quick Teleconferences, secretary, 2009-2010; co-chair, 2010-2011; chair, 2011-2012
•Superfund and Hazardous Waste Committee, former chair and vice chair


Keith represents clients in matters involving commercial waste management, waste reclamation, chemical distribution, petrochemical, and primary and secondary metals. A member of the firm's Energy & Natural Resources team, he also defends and advocates on behalf of clients in these areas: semiconductors, consumer products, metal plating, aerospace, paper, electric power generation and cement production. He counsels clients in environmental matters involving solid waste, hazardous waste, Superfund, environmental litigation and permitting, international environmental law, environmental auditing, Brownfield issues and environmental aspects of commercial transactions.

Before joining the firm, Keith was a partner at Brown McCarroll, where he helped clients solve environmental problems for more than 30 years. He also was a management analyst for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now Government Accountability Office) in Dallas.

Awards and Recognitions
•Austin College, Haywood C. Clemons Volunteer Service Award, 2001
The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, 1999-2015
Chambers USA, Environmental Law, 2003-2014
International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, 2004-2010
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Texas Super Lawyers, Environmental/Land Use Law, 2004-2014

Civic Involvement
•Austin College “L” Association, president, 2002-2005
•Austin College Center for Environmental Studies, Advisory Board, 1999-present
•Austin College National Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 1994-2001
•City of Austin Water Quality Review Board, 1981-1982
•Cub Scout Pack 91, fundraising co-chair, 2012-2013
•Rosedale Neighborhood Association, former president

• The Hon. Jack Roberts, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1978-1980

•Served as common counsel for a group of six companies involved in a federal Superfund removal action. The removal action was completed under budget.
•Represented a Fortune 500 client in obtaining a Texas municipal-setting designation and voluntary cleanup program certificate of completion that concluded long and expensive remediation efforts at a former facility.

Business Insights

Business Insights
1.01.08 Municipal Setting Designations: They're Not Just for Developers Anymore
Speaking Engagement
1.01.05 Historic Contamination - Reporting and Beyond
Energy & Natural Resources Speaking Engagement
8.01.04 Overview of the Regulation of Waste in the United States of America
Energy & Natural Resources Speaking Engagement Mexico City
1.01.03 LexisNexis Matthew Bender Environmental Law Practice Guide: State and Federal Law, Texas section
Energy & Natural Resources Article
1.01.02 Brownfields Law and Practice, Texas chapter
1.01.00 Source Reduction, Environmental Protection
Energy & Natural Resources Article
1.01.97 Wiley Environmental Law Update
Energy & Natural Resources Article
1.01.96 The Limits of Science & Technology in the Environmental Decision Making Process: Experiences & Reflections of a Technically Challenged Attorney
Energy & Natural Resources Speaking Engagement
1.01.95 RCRA Update
Energy & Natural Resources Speaking Engagement
1.01.95 Land Disposal Restrictions Update
Energy & Natural Resources Speaking Engagement

In The News
10.21.14 Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2014 Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
News Release
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release
10.14.13 Husch Blackwell's Keith Hopson Named an American College of Environmental Lawyers fellow
Energy & Natural Resources News Release
9.09.13 In Nebraska and Texas, 13 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars
News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release


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Office Information

R. Keith Hopson

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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