Conrad Hester

Conrad Hester

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    801 Cherry Street, Unit #1
    Burnett Plaza, Suite 1600
    Fort Worth, TX 76102-6881 USA
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Conrad Hester focuses his practice on oil and gas litigation. His expertise includes contract disputes, royalty litigation, lease termination and title suits, surface access, and surface damages disputes. Additionally, he has experience drafting and negotiating leases and exploration, production, and operational agreements. Conrad also represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.


  • Representing a large Texas-based operator in a series of allocation well cases
  • Representing a salt water disposal operator in fraud and contract case against a pipe supplier
  • Representing a land-centered E&P company in a series of title and lease maintenance disputes
  • Served as lead counsel for an international publicly traded oil and gas company in defending a surface damage and royalty lawsuit and obtained order for complete dismissal and full payment of attorney fees from the plaintiff
  • Represented an international oil and gas company in a pending title dispute involving washout of overriding royalty interests and indemnification issues
  • Represented an international oil and gas company in a defense of trespass to try title suit and obtained full ratification of lease and dismissal of suit from the plaintiff
  • Represented an international oil and gas company in a surface access dispute and obtained full permanent injunctive relief requested
  • Represented an international oil and gas company in lease termination case regarding a multi-million dollar oil and gas lease, secured a jury finding that the lease produced in paying quantities, and prevailed in appeal of supersedeas bond
  • Served as lead counsel for an energy corporation in a series of lawsuits against non-operators for breaches of agreements
  • Represented a diversified energy company and obtained  favorable settlement in royalty underpayment suit


  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2017
  • “Top Attorneys” (Oil & Gas) by Fort Worth, Texas magazine; 2017

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Young Professionals in Energy
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
  • Member, Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association, 2011-2015
  • Member, Pro Bono College of Texas, 2010-present
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Fort Worth Wildcatters
  • Member, Amarillo Museum of Art; Trustee, 2012-2015; President, 2015