Thompson & Knight’s energy trial lawyers represent oil, gas, and energy industry clients, including major oil companies, national oil companies, independents, other interest owners, power project developers, and independent power producers on litigation matters throughout the world. Our attorneys have decades of nationwide experience, including currently serving as National Coordinating Counsel for civil royalty cases for one of the largest natural gas producers in the U.S. We have a unique understanding of the challenges facing the oil, gas, and energy industry, with litigators who have prior experience as landmen for various national gas marketing and energy finance companies as well as attorneys with technical backgrounds, including degrees in petroleum land management. Our attorneys have the impressive credentials necessary to advise clients and represent them in energy disputes.
We are proud that The Legal 500 US 2017 by Legalease ranked Thompson & Knight among the top 10 firms in the nation for Energy: Litigation. Chambers USA 2017 praises Thompson & Knight’s “noted expertise in relation to disputes arising in the oil and gas sector.” Additionally, two of our energy litigation partners, Greg W. Curry and Craig A. Haynes, have been named Dallas Oil and Gas Law “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2015, 2013).
Cases our energy litigators regularly handle include class actions and other complex litigation; disputes regarding oil and gas leases, gas contracts, and other agreements; disputes between producers and royalty owners; antitrust cases; securities cases; severance tax claims; representation of operators and non-operators in international arbitration involving disputes arising under joint operating agreements; personal injury, product liability, and toxic tort matters; upstream and downstream environmental litigation; regulatory disputes and contested rate cases; and other complex commercial cases.
Our attorneys also serve as experts and arbitrators in domestic and international energy disputes.