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Taylor Holcomb

Taylor Holcomb Senior Associate, Environmental & Natural Resources

Taylor helps clients develop and permit domestic projects, operate in compliance with federal and state laws, and defend against claims brought by the government and environmental activist groups. Taylor primarily practices before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Before rejoining V&E in 2016, Taylor served as in-house counsel to a midstream company.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Taylor has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Assisting midstream client with permitting of long-haul liquids pipeline 
  • Assisting client in rate case at the Public Utility Commission
  • Assisting client with environmental audit of numerous Texas facilities
  • Assisting client with permitting an export terminal
  • Represented clients in hearings at the Railroad Commission 
  • Defended client in enforcement actions brought by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau
  • Represented a large coal and coke export facility on the Gulf Coast in defense of a Clean Water Act citizens suit initiated by a combination of local and national environmental NGOs
  • Represented clients in contested case hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings 
  • Represented clients at TCEQ on various permitting issues related to the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act
  • Drafted responses to EPA information requests on behalf of numerous companies 
  • Counseled a concrete company on an air permit settlement agreement with permit protestants

Contact Details


T +1.512.542.8508
F +1.512.236.3213
2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
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Taylor's Practices

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 2010 (Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • In-House Counsel for a midstream energy company, 2015–2016
  • Board of Directors: Side by Side Kids