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.

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

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

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