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
September 8, 2023
Two-and-a-half years after Winter Storm Uri caused widespread power outages, The Texas Lawbook will host a 90-minute CLE webcast at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, featuring some of the top lawyers involved in the litigation, including Tré Fischer, partner at Jackson Walker; Matt Henry, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Oncor; Andy Wright, chief administrative officer at Talen Energy; and Barry Barnett, partner at Susman Godfrey.
September 7, 2023
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the arrival of litigation partners Hugh E. Tanner and James H. Nye to our Houston office. Hugh and Jim are highly regarded trial attorneys focused on complex commercial litigation, primarily within the oil and gas sector.
July 17, 2023
Carter Dickson has been selected to participate in the 2023-2024 Leadership Class of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL).
April 11, 2023
Reagan Marble and Joe Regan to Present on Deed Construction Cases and Infrastructure Projects at Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute
At the 49th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, Reagan Marble and Joe Regan will present on issues such as the takings of oil and gas infrastructure by government entities, maximizing compensation, and on equitable defenses in deed construction cases.
October 7, 2022
Jackson Walker Congratulates 36 Attorneys Named Among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
Jackson Walker announces the selection of 36 attorneys to Lawdragon’s inaugural list of the 500 leading litigators in America.
February 7, 2022
By Luke Gilman | Though under some circumstances mundane or recurring events such as “freezing weather” can constitute “acts of God,” the “pricing fluctuation” or “market conditions” that often accompany these events do not, unless specifically included within the scope of the force majeure clause. As a result, courts in Texas and other jurisdictions, when addressing questions of force majeure in the context of gas supply contracts, have undertaken a case-by-case analysis to force majeure based on the language of the contracts and the unique circumstances of each event.
August 13, 2021
Six months after the February winter storm impacted the Texas energy grid, Law360 spoke with Jackson Walker partner Joseph “Tré” Fischer about the multidistrict litigation resulting from the winter storm.
July 21, 2021
Tenaska Power Services wants a Texas federal court to toss a chemical manufacturing company’s suit challenging $15.8 million in costs from February’s historic winter storm, arguing it rightfully passed along charges imposed by Texas’ grid operator to the company. Olin is represented by Joseph A. Fischer III, Meghan Elaine Griffiths and William J. Stowe of Jackson Walker LLP.
June 22, 2021
A three-judge panel rejected an appeal of a lower court’s decision not to grant the Williams Cos., Dynegy Marketing & Trade and others summary judgment in the price-fixing suit, but the panel came up with a different reason for its ruling. Dynegy is represented by Edwin M. Buffmire, Adam Aston, Jennifer Caughey, Heather Heartfield, Jay K. Wieser and Joseph A. Fischer III of Jackson Walker LLP.
June 11, 2021
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. and other defendants facing lawsuits over loss of power and water services during February’s deadly winter storm can consolidate 157 related cases in a multidistrict litigation pretrial court, a state panel has ruled. The Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted a request on Thursday to address the cases together after the defendants asked that they be grouped given the similar circumstances of the lawsuits that sprung up after Winter Storm Uri caused outages across the state.