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

Partner, Houston

Joseph A. Fischer

Partner, Houston

Richard E. Griffin

Partner, Houston

Albon O. Head, Jr.

Partner, Fort Worth

Richard A. Howell

Partner, Houston

Michael W. Moran

Partner, Dallas

Kathrine M. Silver

Partner, Houston

Jay K. Wieser

Partner, Fort Worth

Robert L. Soza, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio

Gregg Owens

Partner, Austin

Julia W. Mann

Partner, San Antonio

Peter E. Hosey

Partner, San Antonio

Reagan M. Marble

Associate, San Antonio

S. Jordan Smith

Partner, Dallas

Len A. Wade

Partner, Fort Worth

Peter K. Wahl

Partner, Dallas

Scott A. Wheatley

Partner, Fort Worth

Amanda N. Crouch

Associate, San Antonio

John M. Jackson

Partner, Dallas

William R. Jenkins

Partner, Fort Worth

Grant Johnson

Associate, Dallas

Tim S. Leonard

Partner, Houston

Bruce J. Ruzinsky

Partner, Houston

John Beckworth

Of Counsel, Austin
  • 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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