McGinnis Lochridge is a Texas-based firm providing quality legal services for more than 85 years. We work with individuals, small and medium businesses, large enterprises and multinational Fortune 500 corporations. From our offices in Austin and Houston, we represent clients throughout Texas, the United States and the world.
Phil Haag concentrates his practice on a wide range of water and wastewater utility service and entitlement matters. He represents various utilities (water districts, water supply corporations and the like) that provide water and wastewater service and developers seeking water and wastewater service from utilities. Phil also represents commercial, industrial and municipal clients before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in environmental permitting and enforcement actions.
Phil handles all variants of water and wastewater utility matters including surface water and groundwater permitting, water rate proceedings, water supply contracts and the acquisition of water and wastewater service for development.
Phil is also a trained mediator who uses those skills on a routine basis. Phil has been listed in Best Lawyers© in the field of Environmental Law – Water Rights since 2006.
In matters regarding water districts and water supply corporations, Phil’s experience includes:
In water supply matters, Phil’s experience includes:
In matters regarding Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), Phil’s experience includes:
Phil has represented numerous clients in applying for and obtaining waste discharge permits for municipal waste treatment plants. He has represented a client in a highly contested hearing to obtain a controversial waste recycling permit. Phil has also successfully represented parties in various other environmental permits.
Phil has represented real estate development companies before numerous Central Texas cities in negotiating development agreements, as well as securing water and wastewater service. In addition, Phil regularly represents development interests in their efforts to obtain water and wastewater service from various utilities, including water districts and water supply corporations.