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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Contract disputes
February 22, 2021
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.
May 21, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.