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FRED WERKENTHIN, JR.

Fred Werkenthin, Jr. has practiced environmental law for more than a quarter century and brings a highly technical background to the firm.  Graduating from Southwest Texas State University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in biology with minors in chemistry, Mr. Werkenthin’s education and subsequent time spent as an Environmental Quality Specialist Hydrologist provides a unique perspective in environmental and water-related legal issues.  Mr. Werkenthin is The Dow Chemical Company’s primary attorney for water-related issues. A seasoned speaker and author, Mr. Werkenthin publications include articles like “The Relationship of Nutrients and Morphometry to Productivity in Canyon Reservoir, Texas." published in 1980. His speeches involve many topics revolving around aquaculture, including his Texas Aquaculture Association 41st Annual Trade Show and Conference presentation titled, “TCEQ Draft General Permit for Pesticides” and presentations on state and federal regulation regarding wastewater regulations at the World Aquaculture Society and the Texas Aquaculture Association.  He has been lead counsel on many contested case hearings regarding water right and wastewater issues. He was instrumental in obtaining an amendment to the Texas Water Code that saved Aquaculture entities tens of thousands of dollars per year. He is an active member of the Austin Bar Association and graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1989.