Paul Seals
Paul Seals
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512-476-6328 (Direct)
512.476.6331 (Fax)
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
901 Mopac Expwy S, Building 1, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78746

Paul Seals, a shareholder in the firm, has over 35 years of experience in environmental regulatory matters. His practice includes environmental public law and policy, licensing and compliance matters. In addition to providing environmental counseling on numerous project development, liability and compliance issues, including environmental due diligence associated with corporate and real estate transactions, he has experience in both administrative and judicial litigation.


  • B.A. Economics - St. Edward's University - 1972 (maxima cum laude)
  • J.D. - The University of Texas School of Law - 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Texas


  • Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2015-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Services as published in Texas Monthly magazine in their 2007 listing and in each subsequent listing since.


  • Chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Austin Bar Association and serves on the advisory board of its Environmental, Natural Resources and Water Law Section


  • 15 years in senior positions in federal and state government.
  • Former regional counsel in the Dallas, Texas, office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he directed the legal activities related to the implementation of federal environmental programs, as well as the oversight of authorized state environmental programs in the regional office that encompassed the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Former assistant general counsel for the Texas Department of Water Resources, a predecessor agency of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where he played a major role in the development and implementation of the state's water quality, hazardous waste and underground injection control programs