Energy

Jackson Walker has been a leader in energy law for more than 100 years.

Indeed, one of the Firm’s founding partners, A.W. Walker, Jr., was responsible for developing many of the fundamental concepts of modern oil and gas law. Today, we represent clients involved in every segment of the energy industry, and we have a thorough understanding of how each segment functions as a part of the overall value chain.

Our deep experience and long history of providing cutting-edge legal advice to the energy business has led companies worldwide to select Jackson Walker as their counsel of choice on complex legal matters involving the energy and natural resources industry and related service and supply sectors.

The quality and depth of Jackson Walker’s Energy practice has received national recognition from a number of sources. In the 2014-2019 editions of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, Jackson Walker received a Tier 1 national ranking in Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law. The Firm regularly receives Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Austin for Environmental Law, in Dallas for Energy Law, and in Houston for Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law.

Our Energy practice has also been recognized in several other legal guides and directories, including:

  • Jackson Walker energy partners were recognized in the 2012-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Patrick Cowlishaw and Kathleen LaValle were both ranked for “Energy: State and Regulatory & Litigation.” Partner Mike Nasi was also ranked for his Environmental practice, and partner Daniel Vineyard has previously been ranked for his Superfund practice.
  • The Best Lawyers in America in 2018 listed 20 Jackson Walker partners among its top lawyers in a number of energy-related practice areas, including Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Environmental Law, and Regulatory Enforcement.

The skill and experience of our attorneys enables us to provide high levels of service to our energy clients in a broad range of diverse specialties such as bankruptcy, tax, regulatory, litigation, environmental, intellectual property, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and any number of other practice areas. Jackson Walker began by providing legal services to the energy industry, and we remain committed to continuing and expanding upon that tradition.

Amy L. Baird
Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

John Beckworth
John Beckworth

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2034

Craig R. Bennett
Craig R. Bennett

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2087

Stephanie L. Chandler
Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7704

Drew Darby
Drew Darby

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2092

David G. Dunlap
David G. Dunlap

Partner, Houston
713.752.4401

Jennifer Ferri
Jennifer Ferri

Partner, Austin
512.236.2029

Joe Flack
Joe Flack

Partner, Houston
713.752.4305

Alicia R. French
Alicia R. French

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2352

Jeffrey R. Gilmore
Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Carl E. Glaze
Carl E. Glaze

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5808

Peter E. Hosey
Peter E. Hosey

Partner, San Antonio
210.228.2423

Anna R. Irion
Anna R. Irion

Partner, Houston
713.752.4229

Jonathan B. Judkowitz
Jonathan B. Judkowitz

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4411

Patrick Knapp
Patrick Knapp

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5963

Jesse S. Lotay
Jesse S. Lotay

Partner, Houston
713.752.4364

Julia W. Mann
Julia W. Mann

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7761

Reagan M. Marble
Reagan M. Marble

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7770

Adam L. Plumbley
Adam L. Plumbley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7284

Joseph P. Regan
Joseph P. Regan

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7271

Yenmi Tang
Yenmi Tang

Staff Attorney, Houston
713.752.4333

Kirk Tucker
Kirk Tucker

Partner, Houston
713.752.4389

Amanda L. Van Deusen
Amanda L. Van Deusen

Professional Landman & Title Analyst, Houston
713.752.4315

Paul E. Vrana
Paul E. Vrana

Of Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7233

Courtney R. Wade
Courtney R. Wade

Associate, Houston
713.752.4291

Michael W. Wood
Michael W. Wood

Partner, Houston
713.752.4549

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

Pat Knapp with Jackson Walker logo

April 26, 2021
Attorney News

Pat Knapp to Join Panel Discussing Water Management for Private E&P Operators

During the Oilfield Water Markets 2021 Conference, Jackson Walker partner Pat Knapp will join a panel discussing the perspective of a private exploration and production (E&P) operator on optimized water management solutions.

Amanda Van Deusen with Jackson Walker logo

April 20, 2021
Attorney News

Amanda Van Deusen Receives AAPL Special Award – Education for Her Contributions to Houston Association of Professional Landmen

On June 24, 2021, Amanda Van Deusen will receive the Special Award – Education at the AAPL Annual Meeting held in Arlington, Texas.

SA Scene Outstanding Women in Law (April 2021)

April 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 14 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among Inaugural List of “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law”

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates the 14 women attorneys who have been named to Scene in S.A.’s inaugural survey of “San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law.”

Jordan Smith with Jackson Walker logo

April 12, 2021
Mentions

Jordan Smith Quoted in Oil and Gas Investor Magazine About Evolution of E&P Industry

Jordan Smith was featured in the Oil and Gas Investor cover story regarding the impact of the oil price war, pandemic, and environmental setbacks on the E&P industry.

April 5, 2021
Attorney News

Reagan Marble to Share Legal and Ethical Checklist for Mineral Buyers, Lease Brokers, and Counsel

Reagan Marble presents “A Legal and Ethical Checklist For Mineral Buyers, Lease Brokers, and Their Lawyers” during the Houston Association of Professional Landmen’s 52nd Annual Technical Workshop on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Joe Flack with Jackson Walker logo

March 24, 2021
Attorney News

Joe Flack to Present at the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

During the 47th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, Joe F. Flack will present on title and environmental due diligence in oil and gas acquisitions.

Jackson Walker "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" 2021 Edition

March 23, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2021 Texas Rising Stars

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 36 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2021 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list. Spanning five offices and eight major practice areas, these up-and-coming attorneys have been nominated by peers within and outside the Firm.

Lawdragon 500 Energy and Environmental Lawyers 2021 with Jackson Walker logo

March 18, 2021
Attorney News

‘Lawdragon’ Lists Eight Jackson Walker Attorneys Among 500 Leading Environmental and Energy Lawyers

Jackson Walker announces the selection of eight attorneys to Lawdragon‘s list of the 500 leading practitioners in environmental and energy law. According to Lawdragon, the list recognizes attorneys at environmental organizations and at private law firms who “increasingly help their corporate clients focus on translating good thoughts into sustainable deeds.”

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