Craig M. Douglas

Craig Douglas's environmental practice focuses on regulation and litigation regarding land and natural resource use activities, including: land development, resource extraction, transportation, agricultural and ranching operations, and water rights. This involves regulatory compliance and litigation arising under various federal and state systems, including the Clean Water Act (wetlands, waters, and NPDES permits), the Endangered Species Act (incidental take permits and consultations), the National Environmental Policy Act, and laws relating to the protection of historic and cultural resources. In addition, Mr. Douglas also has a legislative and administrative practice that deals with land use and environmental issues in the Texas Legislature and related state agencies, as well as federal legislative and regulatory matters. In April 2003, Mr. Douglas testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water regarding critical habitat litigation at the invitation of Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Ok.). Mr. Douglas also has experience in handling local land use entitlements matters and general commercial litigation. He is a frequent speaker at environmental law conferences.


  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • Also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Environmental, Litigation and Real Estate Sections
  • Member, Travis County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Estate Council of Austin, Board of Directors


  • 2005, 2006 and 2007 Texas Monthly, Rising Star of Texas Law


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Journalism, 1993

Contact Craig M. Douglas

Smith, Robertson, Elliott & Douglas, L.L.P.
221 West Sixth Street
Suite 1100
Austin, Texas  78701
Phone: 512-225-5806
Fax: 512-225-5826


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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