Scott Deatherage | Principal | S Deatherage Law, PLLC, Environmental Law Firm

Scott Deatherage has practiced for 30 years in environmental, energy, and water law. He has his own law firm and is affiliated with Clean Energy Counsel, a virtual law firm that represents developers and investors in renewable energy and energy storage projects. His environmental practice includes representation of landowners, real estate developers, banks, and private equity firms in dealing with soil and groundwater contamination and management of those issues under the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program and Municipal Setting Designation Program.

He represents renewable, natural gas, and distributed energy project developers, energy storage project developers, and private equity companies on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues. He has worked on wind, solar, anaerobic digestion, biomass, waste to energy, and natural gas projects. He has negotiated more than 15 ground leases for solar farms. He has assisted in negotiating ground leases, power purchase agreements, EPC agreements, interconnection agreements for energy projects. He is currently representing a solar developer in the sale of solar assets for four solar projects in Texas, and investment of an international company in four special purpose entities that own solar projects in Texas.

Scott graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the Articles Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Law School where he teaches a seminar called Climate Change Law. He has published numerous articles and has made many presentations on environmental and energy issues.In 2011, he published a book entitled Carbon Trading Lawand Practice. Scotts expertise is demonstrated by his selection by his peers to various best lawyer programs, including Superlawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers, and Best Environmental Lawyer in Dallas twice in the last five years.

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Environmental Awareness Dinner | Apr 19, 2018

Thank you for choosing to support the White Rock Lake Foundation and the preservation of our community treasure by attending the Environmental Awareness Dinner. We look forward to thanking you in person on April 19 at the Lakewood Country Club.


The White Rock Lake Foundation was formed in 1985 and has been instrumental in improving White Rock Lake. The Foundation works closely, effectively, and cooperatively with the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department (DPARD). We assist DPARD in long-term planning and design, and spearhead private fundraising efforts.
Fundraising continues to be critical to the goals, safety, and improvements at White Rock Lake and is responsible for amenities at the park such as signage, benches, landscaping, and other important and desirable improvements.