Energy Litigation

The oil and gas industry is complex and dynamic, and so are the disputes that may arise. We have advocated for our clients in a variety of matters covering all types of oil and gas disputes, and we pride ourselves in providing efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution resources for our clients.

Depth of Knowledge

Our clients hire us because we understand the industry and their businesses. For more than 100 years, we have represented clients in oil and gas disputes of every facet. Our lawyers are routinely involved in high-stakes litigation for a variety of clients, including independent oil and gas operators, publicly traded companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies, royalty owners, and surface owners.

Strategic Results

As litigators, our most important role is to counsel our clients in risk management and conflict resolution. But when disputes are unavoidable, we work hand-in-hand with clients to develop litigation strategy and execute that strategy to achieve results. Our oil and gas litigators advocate strongly for our clients and have a long list of “wins” in our column. Importantly, we are also regularly called upon to represent clients in the trial and appeal of cases of first impression, including disputes between parties to offshore deepwater operating agreements, pipeline or refinery releases or explosions, ground and surface water contamination claims, litigation under federal and state securities laws, intellectual property matters, and finance and lender liability claims.

Expansive Reach

The oil and gas industry is global – not merely local. We represent clients in disputes in our home state of Texas, but also all over the United States, and abroad.

Heath Armstrong

Heath Armstrong

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2098

Amy L. Baird

Amy L. Baird

Partner, Houston
713.752.4525

John Beckworth

John Beckworth

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2034

Amanda N. Crouch

Amanda N. Crouch

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7784

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Jeffrey R. Gilmore

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7285

Breck Harrison

Breck Harrison

Partner, Austin
512.236.2315

Albon O. Head, Jr.

Albon O. Head, Jr.

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7230

Heather M. Heartfield

Heather M. Heartfield

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4245

Peter E. Hosey

Peter E. Hosey

Partner, San Antonio
210.228.2423

Harris Huguenard

Harris Huguenard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4235

William R. Jenkins

William R. Jenkins

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7214

Patrick Knapp

Patrick Knapp

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5963

Tim S. Leonard

Tim S. Leonard

Partner, Houston
713.752.4439

Julia W. Mann

Julia W. Mann

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7761

Reagan M. Marble

Reagan M. Marble

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7770

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7718

Len A. Wade

Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7263

Peter K. Wahl

Peter K. Wahl

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6101

Scott  A. Wheatley

Scott A. Wheatley

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7224

Jay K. Wieser

Jay K. Wieser

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7249

  • Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Midstream Oil & Gas
  • Contract/Joint Operating Agreement Disputes
  • Operator/Service Company Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Royalty Owner Disputes
  • Accounting Disputes
  • Oilfield Service Companies (products liability claims; warranty claims)
  • Surface Owner Disputes
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Personal Injury (non-maritime)
  • Personal Injury (maritime)
  • Commodities & Derivatives
  • Contract Disputes
  • Transaction Enforcement Litigation
  • Litigation (federal and state), administrative proceedings, and arbitration
  • Class actions
  • Midstream/pipeline litigation
  • Construction/equipment disputes
  • Environmental actions and litigation
  • Personal injury claims
  • Anti-trust
  • Contract disputes

 

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February 22, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Boosts Energy Transactions Group With Addition of Pat Knapp in Dallas

Joining the Energy practice, Pat Knapp brings a wealth of experience handling corporate transactions and energy litigation as in-house and outside counsel to domestic and international upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies.

Fast Takes - Reagan Marble

May 21, 2020
Podcasts

What the Uptick in Litigation Means for Oil & Gas Producers and Land Owners

Reagan Marble discusses what that means for contracting parties in the oil and gas industry as they get creative in enforcing and invalidating contracts to protect their individual positions.

January 21, 2020
Insights

Independent Contractors Redux: Fifth Circuit Returns to Oil Patch to Address Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Lionel Schooler | The boom for domestic energy producers, particularly in the Permian Basin, has been accompanied by the companion challenge of how to compensate transient oilfield service providers within the strictures of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

August 14, 2019
Attorney News

Joe Regan Joins The WARM Place in Celebrating 30th Anniversary at A Cool Night by Candlelight

As The WARM Place celebrates 30 years of providing grief support services to children and their families, Jackson Walker proudly joined Joe Regan in supporting A Cool Night by Candlelight on October 5, 2019.

May 28, 2019
Mentions

‘San Antonio Woman’ Spotlights Julia Mann As She Celebrates a Milestone Year

In a San Antonio Woman article featuring women attorneys who believe that advocating for their clients and supporting other women in the legal field go hand in hand, the local magazine spotlighted Julia W. Mann as she celebrates a milestone year in both her life and career.

May 6, 2019
Attorney News

Joe Regan and Adam Plumbley Boost Trial & Appellate Litigation Practice in Fort Worth

With backgrounds focused on energy and eminent domain, Joseph P. Regan and Adam L. Plumbley expand the scope of the Chambers USA-ranked Trial & Appellate Litigation practice to handle eminent domain and real property disputes, primarily involving pipelines.

March 4, 2019
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Announces Julia Mann as Managing Partner of San Antonio Office

Julia W. Mann is the first woman to be named managing partner of the San Antonio office since it opened in 1991, and she is the second-ever woman to serve as an office managing partner in the Firm’s 132-year history.

July 26, 2018
Attorney News

Jesse S. Lotay Named to Inaugural Institute for Energy Law Leadership Class

Designed for energy professionals, the Institute for Energy Law Leadership Class comprises 35 individuals from seven states and the District of Columbia who are diverse in job type, experience, industry representation, gender, race, and ethnicity.

June 8, 2018
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Ranks as Third Largest Energy Law Firm in San Antonio

Jackson Walker ranked No. 3 in San Antonio Business Journal’s list of the largest energy law firms in San Antonio, which is ordered by the number of local attorneys who practice energy law.

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