Jeff Civins is a senior counsel at Haynes and Boone, LLP. in Austin. Jeff has practiced all aspects of environmental law since 1975, assisting clients in compliance matters, transactions, and litigation. As an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Jeff taught a seminar on Environmental Law Concerns in Business in Spring of 1987 and has been teaching a seminar on Environmental Litigation each spring since 1992.
Civins is a member of the advisory board of UTs Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, and is a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He is the organizer and coeditor of the Thomson Reuters Texas Practice two-volume treatise on Texas Environmental Law and coauthor of the chapter on "Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions". He is also a former chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, standing chair of the section's Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, now in its 28th year, and a former chair of the Central Texas Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.
Civins received an AB in chemistry from Brandeis University, an MS in chemistry from Penn State, and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to law school, Jeff taught science in public and private schools in New York City.
Civinss honors include: Environmental Lawyers in Texas, Star Individual, 2003-2015; Senior Statesman, 2016, Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners; The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. - Environmental Law, 1989-2017; Litigation-Environmental, 2012-2017; Water Law, 2012-2017; The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, Law Business Research Ltd., 2006-2010; 2012-2016; Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2016; Top 50 Lawyers in Central and West Texas, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2012; Top 100 Lawyers in the State, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2009; Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent ; Austin Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy, American City Business Journals, 2013; The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Austin, Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2010; Top-Notch Environmental Lawyer - Texas Lawyer, ALM Media Properties, LLC., 2007; and Austin Business Journal, American City Business Journals, Best of Business Attorneys - Environmental, 2005. (September 2017)