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Sarah Walls - Defending Environmental Rights Sarah Walls, a Ft. Worth, Texas attorney is a leader in environmental law, not only for her home state of Texas, but on a global level as well. This Harvard graduate is also active in her community and has many awards and honors. Read more about Sarah in this week’s Law Star Inductee.

Sarah Walls, a Ft. Worth, Texas lawyer and California native, can’t have many free moments in the course of any given day. This environmental advocate, when she’s not moderating environmental conferences, is a partner with Cantey Hanger, LLP. Her practice areas, besides environmental law, include business crime and torts, OSHA, and public/regulatory cases. For many in Texas, her name is synonymous with environmental leader as she is the founder and Chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association and lends a vibrant voice for those causes she so strongly believes in. She is also one of the most well respected attorneys in the country, not to mention her popularity in Texas. She’s also served in the as the Chair of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee of Ft. Worth. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee with Ft. Worth’s Chamber of Commerce. This, along with her commitment and dedication to her clients at Cantey Hanger, LLP, drives her and keeps her motivated. This Texas Super Lawyer graduated with her BA from Emory University in 1974 and received her JD from Harvard Law School in 1977. Her professional affiliations include a license to practice in Texas, admission to the United States Court of Appeals, for both 1st and 5th Circuits, as well as admission to both the United States District Courts in the Northern District of Georgia and the Northern District of Texas. She was admitted to Georgia’s state bar in 1984, Massachusetts in 1984 and Texas in 1989. Clearly, her experience is impressive and remarkable.

Many of her cases involve alleged ethics violates, kickbacks, environmental litigations, contaminated property, Brownfield and as mentioned, OSHA issues. Walls has also authored many articles over the years that have appeared in the Texas Association of Business and other publications. She’s often asked to speak to various conferences and groups and a few of these include Meritas, the Texas Environmental Super Conference (slated for August, 2010), the Texas Association of Business and the State of Bar of Texas Advanced Environmental Law Course. Walls has been honored by the YWCA and its Tribute to Women in Business, the Fort Worth Business Press, where she was named one of the ‘’Who’s Who in Business and was also the recipient of the ‘’Women of Influence’’ award. She is listed in ‘’Best Lawyers in America’’ and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her firm, Cantey Hanger, LLP, has enjoyed a successful presence throughout Texas and employs more than seventy lawyers. Its clients are as diverse as its employees and while Walls may focus on environmental issues, the collective firm practices in banking, health, labor and real estate, among just a few. For more information on this remarkable legal mind, visit her firm’s website at Here, you can learn more about her causes as an attorney as well as the firm she plays such an intricate in on a daily basis.

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Sarah Walls - Defending Environmental Rights  

Sarah Walls, a Ft. Worth, Texas attorney is a leader in environmental law, not only for her home state of Texas, but on a global level as we...

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