Craig Haynes focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on energy litigation. He represents major oil companies, large and small independents, gas plant owners, and other oil and gas interest owners in royalty owner litigation, class action litigation, pricing disputes, take-or-pay issues, operational issues, development and drainage claims, pooling and unitization issues, litigation of administrative disputes, disputes between working interest owners, and litigation involving issues arising in the shale plays. He serves as National Coordinating Counsel for civil royalty cases for one of the largest natural gas producers in the U.S.
Craig has represented energy industry clients in actions in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Alaska. He also handles a broad range of non-energy related complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas. In addition, Craig also has handled and tried a number of high profile and high risk arbitrations.
According to clients quoted in Chambers USA 2016, Craig is "very highly regarded by the judiciary for the quality of his briefs and his advocacy.”