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 2021, Above the Law listed Jackson Walker among the top 11 outside counsel in the energy industry. Since 2014, the U.S. News – Best Lawyers‘ “Best Law Firms” has ranked the Firm among the National Tier 1 list for Oil and Gas Law and Natural Resources Law. The Firm also regularly receives Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Austin for Energy Regulatory Law, in Dallas/Fort Worth for Energy Law and Oil and Gas 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 2012-2022 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The Firm has consistently been ranked among the top firms in Texas in the area of “Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity),” with Austin partners Meghan Griffiths and Kirk Rasmussen ranked in Texas since 2017 and 2018, respectively.
  • The Best Lawyers in America consistently recognizes Jackson Walker attorneys in the areas of Derivatives and Futures Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Natural Resources Law, and Oil and Gas Law.
  • Lawdragon recognized eight Jackson Walker attorneys in its inaugural list of the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Environmental and Energy Lawyers.”

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

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

Brandon Durrett

Brandon Durrett

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7781

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

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Carl E. Glaze

Carl E. Glaze

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5808

Jeffrey Grable

Jeffrey Grable

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7259

Graeme Hawkins

Graeme Hawkins

Associate, Houston
713.752.4493

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

Partner, 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

John W.V. Schwartzenburg

John W.V. Schwartzenburg

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2317

Yenmi Tang

Yenmi Tang

Associate, 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

Courtney R. Wade

Courtney R. Wade

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4291

Heather Waters

Heather Waters

Associate, Houston
713.752.4257

Sue Ayers

February 20, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Sue Ayers Presents “Eminent Domain 101” at Travis County Women Lawyers Association CLE Program

Jackson Walker partner Susan Dillon Ayers will deliver a presentation titled “TxDot is About to Wreck Your Life: Eminent Domain 101” during the Travis County Women Lawyers Association (TCWLA) CLE on Wednesday, February 21 at 12 p.m.

Energy oil rigs at sunset

February 16, 2024
Attorney News

Lawdragon Names 12 Jackson Walker Partners Among Leading Energy Lawyers of 2024

According to Lawdragon, the Energy 500 list “reflects the historic strength of a handful of firms in this area, as well as the incursions the global powerhouses have made establishing Energy as a mainstay of their practices.”

Sue Ayers

February 15, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Sue Ayers Presents at Comal County Bar Association CLE Program

Austin partner Susan Dillon Ayers led a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session for members of the Comal County Bar Association today.

January 29, 2024
Mentions

Energy Forum Focuses on Texas Electric Reliability Now and in the Future I NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

On Friday, January 26, 2024, Jackson Walker hosted and sponsored the 2024 Annual Energy Forum at our Dallas office. Pablo Vega, Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, led the forum alongside Richard P. Dealy, president and Chief Operating Officer of Pioneer Natural Resources.

January 17, 2024
Insights

Produced Water: The Next “Title” Wave of Litigation (PART I) l San Antonio Lawyer

This article published by San Antonio Lawyer examines: (1) what produced water is; (2) the recent legislation surrounding produced water (specifically HB 2767 and HB 3246); (3) the present litigation landscape; and (4) the impending constitutional fight.

By Robert M. Biedrzycki, Peter E. Hosey, and Reagan M. Marble

Reagan Marble

December 18, 2023
Mentions

‘Hart Energy’ Quotes Reagan Marble on Lithium Extraction in Texas

With energy companies in northeast Texas showing interest in pursuing lithium, Reagan Marble shared insight with Hart Energy about the legal questions surrounding lithium ownership.

Tre Fischer

December 15, 2023
Mentions

Tré Fischer Quoted on Winter Storm Uri MDL Ruling

Tré Fischer spoke with The Texas Lawbook and Houston Chronicle about the Texas First District Court of Appeals decision issued on December 14, 2023, in the Winter Storm Uri multi-district litigation. Tré serves as liaison counsel for the hundreds of defendants in the MDL.

Jackson Walker Fort Worth

December 12, 2023
Attorney News

‘Fort Worth Magazine’ Lists 16 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among the “Top Attorneys” of 2023

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 16 Fort Worth-based attorneys to Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2023. To be selected for inclusion, attorneys with an active license and who practice within the Tarrant County area must be nominated by their peers within the region. The list of nominees then goes through a “rigorous panel review to assure the highest of quality is met.”

Windmills and solar panels

November 2, 2023
Insights

Earth, Wind, and Solar: What Are Renewable Energy Rights?

In an article contributed to Texas Bar Journal, Peter Hosey and Reagan Marble shared insight regarding real property rights, recent case law, what Texas lawmakers and courts have done to impact renewable energy.

2024 Best Law Firms announcement

November 2, 2023
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 134 Metro Rankings in 2024 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

Jackson Walker proudly announces the firm’s inclusion in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® by Best Lawyers. This year, Jackson Walker observed notable improvements in the national rankings, including the rise of Appellate Practice to Tier 1, Banking and Finance Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment to Tier 2, and the addition of Energy Law and Environmental Law in Tier 3.