Practice areas


  • Municipal Setting Designations (MSD)
  • Defense of agency civil and criminal enforcement actions (air, stormwater, hazardous waste, Form Rs, asbestos)
  • Compliance audits and voluntary disclosure of violations
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance issues


  • Environmental due diligence
  • Drafting and review of environmental contract provisions
  • Negotiating allocation of environmental risk between parties


  • Defendents & Plaintiffs
  • Federal litigation, including:
  • CIRCLA Cost Recovery & Contribution Actions
  • RCRA Actions
  • Natural Resource Damage Claims
  • State litigation, including:
  • Cost Recovery
  • Trespass, nuisance and negligence
  • Administrative Hearings


  • Serve as "in house" environmental counsel for companies that do not need a full time employee
  • Oversee regulatory compliance
  • Manage use of environmental consultants in remediation and compliance efforts
  • Respond to environmental claims
  • Advise upper management and general counsel regarding environmental matters

What others are saying

Our Clients Say
"We have been working together for many years and found your level of service, professionalism and performance to be exemplary ... you were able to identify innovative regulatory mechanisms ... we were able to release several million dollars in reserves upon site closure - a savings of 60% off of the original consultant estimates." - VP Environmental Affairs, Global Semiconductor Manufacturer  

Our Colleagues Say
“Cindy demonstrates a thorough understanding of the legal and technical challenges associated with the complex site assessment and remediation issues associated with our project. Her ability as an environmental lawyer, which includes a background in engineering, enables her to effectively work and communicate with clients, consultants and regulatory agencies. Cindy is a consummate professional who is respectful and responsive to our needs and is a pleasure to work with.” - Michael N. Lodato, Associate, Geosyntec Consultants

"I have worked with Cindy on many transactions over a number of years.  She understands the environmental risks associated with deals and explains those risks to the client in an efficient, non-technical manner.  I trust her and my clients trust her." - corporate law partner, international law firm 

Independent Attorney Research and Ranking Firms Say
Cynthia Bishop recently set up C Bishop Law PC, having left the practice at Gardere Wynne Sewell. She enters the rankings this year following some great market feedback, which makes note that she is “absolutely wonderful and capable, and has developed a substantive practice.”

Sources highlight her "ability to home in on the most important issues and solve complex legal problems under tight deadlines."


Latest news

Cynthia Bishop listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas

 March 2016 

Cynthia Bishop was listed in the May issue of D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, in the Environmental Law section.  

Cynthia Bishop again Highlighted by Chambers USA as one of the Notable Practitioners of Environmental Law in Texas

 March 2016 

Cynthia Bishop was again recognized by Chambers USA as a member of the Chambers USA - Top Environmental Attorneys in Texas.  Chambers makes note that, “She attracts praise for her "really logical way of thinking" and deep regulatory expertise.